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Last active Oct 14, 2017
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1. Last Worksheet

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Find and open your JSFiddle link from last time.

2. Using jQuery

We're going to be using a library called jQuery to help us do things better in JavaScript. If you look at the top left of JSFiddle there should be a drop down of libraries you can use - you might need to look fo a while to find jQuery 2.1.0.

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3. id's

Next, we have to give an id to all the shapes that we're going to make interactive - i've given my emoji face an an id of face:

<circle cx="300" cy="300" r="200" fill="url(#radialGrad)" id="face" />

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4. Variables

We can then use that id using jquery to make a variable - a variable is just a "thing with a name" - for example our sun shape is the thing with the name of faceShape.

var faceShape = $("#face");

the $ means we're using jQuery. the # means find the object with the following name.

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5. The Click Function

Now we have a variable - we can do things to it. We're going to add a "click listener" - this means it'll just listen for any clicks on the face circle.

faceShape.click(function() {
    alert("clicked the face");
});

We've set up an alert to go when you click the face - click run and see what happens!

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6 Changing Colours

Now we're going to make it so that when you click on the face it changes the colour:

faceShape.click(function() {
    faceShape.attr("fill", "#ffcc00");
});

This is just changing the fill attribute to a different hex colour. Have a go at playing around with changing the r value too...

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6 Changing It Back Again

Finally, we're going to make it so that when you click on the face it changes the colour, and then you can click to change it back again:

First, add a 'state variable' underneath the faceShape variable. This is so the code can keep track of which shape has been chosen.

var isFacePink = true;

Then, add some "conditional code" into the click function. This allows the code to chose between different colours each time you click.

faceShape.click(function() {

    if (isFacePink)
    {
      faceShape.attr("fill", "#ffcc00");
      isFacePink = false;
    } else 
    {
      faceShape.attr("fill","pink");
      isFacePink = true;
    }
});

This is just changing the fill attribute to a different hex colour. Have a go at playing around with changing the r value too...

Have a go at making the conditional longer, by putting in more numbers. It's quite tricky, so please ask me show you how to do it.

8. Finishing

Have a go at adding some interactivity into shapes such as the eyes - next time we're going to look at using logic to turn our shapes back to their original.

When you've finished - don't forget to save your JSFiddle and send us your link above. 🌟

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