This is what mine looked like with the walkthrough.
Pretty close, but compare the two after you have clicked the “Sign Up” button.
I have been searching for the last 2 hours to find out why my form won’t notify the user that a field is empty.
It is bumming me out.
I am sure it is a semicolon or something.
I have reread this code 20 times and I don’t see the difference between my code and Rob’s code.
I am hoping it is something I will figure out once I have completed another few lessons.
It is interesting to keep running into this syntax wall because I am finding that my learning in coding is a balance between diving as deep as possible and knowing when to let it go and move on.
Ideally, I would know why everything on a page is happening as it is and be able to troubleshoot every problem.
But there is also an element of burning lots of time in exchange for figuring out a syntax error (maybe) and that seems a little pointless.
As long as I do my best to keep good syntax, the individual lesson does not matter because the good syntax habit is forming as I continue to code more projects.
What I have noticed is that I do have a few habitual syntax mistakes (like forgetting to put the pound sign in when indicating an id in Jquery):
It has been helpful to discover my habitual mistakes because I know where to look first when my code is not working.
But I have also learned that when I do these coding exercises on my own, it is helpful to put a time limit on my attempt.
This allows me to know where I am having challenges in the project so that when I learn the solution with the walkthrough I can focus on the things that were not working when I attempted to solve it on my own.
Essentially what I am saying is I am learning to learn better in the realm of programming. 🙂
But seriously, I cannot figure out why I my
fieldsMissing variable is not working.
I look forward to taking a look at this in a few months when I know more.