However, the output box always shows (except for the rare first 2-3 times I did the lesson):
Your test output will go here
unless I made a mistake, then then output would display error messages.
Is that the way it is? Or should the output box display the end result of the code/s?
You will need to post the name of the challenge you are working on and the actual code you have tried to write for it or we will have no way of helping you. It is always better to click the Ask for Help button which will populate a new forum topic with all the information we need.
The only time you will see output is if you have a syntax error or you put a console.log() statement in your code. For example, in the second challenge you show above, if you added the following line of code below the other lines, you would see something displayed there.