Have you ever had that little error that messed up your whole project? Back in programming, I remember when I used to miss variable names and the program would not run. However, Java would tell you exactly where the error is. This week I was working on my second assignment for Digital Design, which requires me to code my mock-up website from assignment 1 into html/css. I made the mistake of putting a pretty looking slider in the mock-up because I did not know this assignment was coming… So for the website I had to use a jQuery slider plugin for my slider. It was my first time using a jQuery plugin so I had no idea what I was doing. I ended up having a problem with the navigation arrows not showing up. At first, I thought it was most likely the referencing to the arrow pictures. In the provided CSS file it was:
This seemed correct to me. I actually spent hours trying to google this problem, searching things like jQuery slider arrows not showing and jQuery navigation problem. After hours of googling, I finally found an example of the jQuery slider except the person used ../images/right-arrow.png. I remember from my old Unix class that .. is the parent directory, and I realized that the css file was in a separate folder called css. This means that the reference images/right-arrow.png refers to the currect directory where there is no images folder. So using ../images would correctly reference the navigation arrows.