Random Quote Generator- Need Some Feedback Pls


Hi Guys! Just finished the random quote generator. Didn’t understand how to request data from the Forismatic server/API. So I did some research and turned to Stephen Mayeux’s video tutorial to further break it down for me. It was awesome!!! Will improve the generator but please give me some feedback. Check it out here Thnx!


Do not use <br> to increase the gap between lines of text; use the CSS margin property or the <p> element. (https://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Web/HTML/Element/br#Notes)

I’m not sure this is a correct syntax:

  font-family: "san serif, courier";

Try not to use ids in CSS. Add classes to your HTML and style them. Leave ids for JavaScript and links.

It’s a good practice to add error handler in AJAX calls, so if there is some error while fetching data your code doesn’t crash and user gets informed.

You could also save some typing:

if (author) {
  $("#author").html("~" + author);
} else {
  $("#author").html("~ Unknown");

could be replaced with:

$("#author").html("~" + (author || ' Unknown'));

or even:

$("#author").html(`~${author || ' Unknown'}`);

If you remove href="#" from links, you can get rid of e.preventDefault();


Thank you so much!!! This is quite helpful :slight_smile: