Newbie - Magic 8 ball

Hello!

Full newbie, trying to follow the steps to create the magic 8 ball project. Should ${userName} auto change colour? I copied exactly as the video walkthrough, but for some reason I can’t get it too change. When I run the code it says, “Hello, ${userName}”.

Probably a simple mistake that I can’t find! Thanks in advance!

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Hi,
Google ‘strings interpolation’ and read it. You are using ‘single quotes’, it doesn’t work with $.If you want use $, you have use ‘Backtick’ key which is located above on ‘tab’ key in your keyboard. Sorry for my bad English.

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phonegyi is correct.

The error you have made is using single quotes (‘’), instead of backticks (``). Hope this helps. Here’s the difference typed out in vs code, so you can see the difference:

Happy coding :slight_smile:

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Thank you so much peeps! :slight_smile:

In these color-coded syntax editors, pay attention to the colors of your text. Often it will ‘jar’ your memory on what’s wrong or at least point you in the right direction.