Ajax and the Reddit API

In this assignment, you will create a search and results page using Ajax and the Reddit API. The Reddit API endpoint you’ll be working with looks like this:

GET https://www.reddit.com/r/{subreddit}.json

To get data for the “javascript” subreddit, swap {subreddit} with “javascript”:


The Search Form

At the top of the page, create a form with a single search input and a submit button. When the user submits the form, fire off an Ajax request to get all the threads for the subreddit that was typed into the search box.

Note: Bind to the submit event on the form element instead of binding to the click event on the button.

Rendering the Results

When the Ajax request responds with the data, render the title, score, and author of each post. Each post can be found in data.children. The title should be an anchor tag that links to url and opens in a new tab/window. Make sure that you are taking measures to protect against XSS attacks.

A Loading Spinner

While the Ajax request is pending, show a loading indicator on the screen using one of these CSS spinners.


Create a repo on GitHub called itp404-assignment1-ajax (named EXACTLY that) and upload your files. Send an email to the TA and myself with the GitHub URL. Failure to submit by the deadline will result in a 0.