K.Thomas K.Thomas - 5 months ago 14
HTML Question

Onsubmit form creating new div with id and class

I'm building a tabbed content page. I was trying to build a form that would take a value from the form and create a new tab and also create a new div that would attach to the tab, that would be triggered by an on click function. I was having some trouble creating the div, it didn't seem to launch. When the value is entered, the tab is supposed to go active so the content would show up. I think I'm either doing something wrong with the new div or the on click function. I wasn't sure if those two code pieces should be combined, since they seemed to be in conflict. Thanks.

jQuery(document).ready(function() {
jQuery('.tabs .tab-links a').on('click', function(e) {
var currentAttrValue = jQuery(this).attr('href');
$('.tabs ' + currentAttrValue).show();
$('.tabs ' + currentAttrValue).animate({
opacity: 1,
paddingLeft: '30%'
}, 400);
$('.tabs ' + currentAttrValue).siblings().css({
opacity: 0,
paddingLeft: '0%'
$('.tabs ' + currentAttrValue).fadeIn(400).siblings().hide();

$(function() {
var $textInput = $('input:text');
$('#examine').on('submit', function(e) {
var newText = $textInput.val();
$('ul:last').append('<li><a href="#tab5">Searching...</a></li>');
$('#tab-content').append('<div id ="tab5' + '"class="tab active"><p>the quick brown fox</p></div>');

.tab-links {
float: left;
.tab-links:after {
display: block;
clear: both;
content: '';
.tab-links li {
list-style-type: none;
background-color: #303030;
border-bottom: 3px solid #858585;
font-family: 'Jacques Francois', serif;
text-transform: uppercase;
letter-spacing: 0.09em;
margin-left: -25%;
.tab-links li a {
color: #f2f2f2;
display: block;
padding: 3px 10px 3px 10px;
text-decoration: none;
.tab-links a:hover {
background: #a7cce5;
text-decoration: none;
.tab-links li.active,
.tab-links li.hover {
background-color: #e5e5e5;
border-bottom: 3px solid #e5e5e5;
.tab-links li.active a,
.tab-links li a:hover {
color: #666;
background-color: #e5e5e5;
/*----- Content of Tabs -----*/

.tab-content {
background-color: #e5e5e5;
color: #666;
min-height: 150px;
overflow: auto;
#tab1 {
padding-left: 30%;
#tab5 {
display: none;
opacity: 0;
padding-left: 0%;
.tab-content p {
margin: 20px;
text-indent: -40%;
.tab-content.active {
display: block;
text-indent: none;

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<div id="sidebar">
<div id="explore">
<form id="examine">
<input type="search" name="explore" placeholder="Search Items" />
<p>Choose Your Search Restrictions</p>
<input type="radio" name="location" required="required" value="Your School" />Inside
<input type="radio" name="location" required="required" value="Whole system" />Outside
<input type="submit" value="Search" />
<div class="tabs">
<ul class="tab-links">
<li class="active"><a href="#tab1">Tab1</a>
<li><a href="#tab2">Tab2</a>
<li><a href="#tab3">Tab3</a>
<li><a href="#tab4">Tab4</a>
<div class="tab-content">
<div id="tab1" class="tab active">
<p>Tab1 content</p>
<div id="tab2" class="tab">
<p>Tab2 content</p>
<div id="tab3" class="tab">
<p>Tab3 content</p>
<div id="tab4" class="tab">
<p>Tab4 content</p>


You are using id for tab-content instead of class. Use the following line:

 $('.tab-content').append('<div id ="tab5' + '"class="tab active">...</div>');

Replace this line jQuery('.tabs .tab-links a').on('click', function(e) with the following:

jQuery(document).on("click",".tabs .tab-links a",function() {