CSS Lists

CSS Lists:
The CSS list properties allow you to:
·        Set different list item markers for ordered lists
·        Set different list item markers for unordered lists
·        Set an image as the list item marker

List

In HTML, there are two types of lists:
  • unordered lists (<ul>) - the list items are marked with bullets
  • ordered lists (<ol>) - the list items are marked with numbers or letters
With CSS, lists can be styled further, and images can be used as the list item marker.

Different List Item Markers

The type of list item marker is specified with the list-style-type property:
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<style>
ul.a {
    list-style-type: circle;
}

ul.b {
    list-style-type: square;
}

ol.c {
    list-style-type: upper-roman;
}

ol.d {
    list-style-type: lower-alpha;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>

<p>Example of unordered lists:</p>
<ul class="a">
  <li>Coffee</li>
  <li>Tea</li>
  <li>Coca Cola</li>
</ul>

<ul class="b">
  <li>Coffee</li>
  <li>Tea</li>
  <li>Coca Cola</li>
</ul>

<p>Example of ordered lists:</p>
<ol class="c">
  <li>Coffee</li>
  <li>Tea</li>
  <li>Coca Cola</li>
</ol>

<ol class="d">
  <li>Coffee</li>
  <li>Tea</li>
  <li>Coca Cola</li>
</ol>

</body>
</html>

 

 An Image as The  List Item Marker:

To specify an image as the list item marker, use the list-style-image property:
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<style>
ul {
    list-style-image: url('sqpurple.gif');
}
</style>
</head>
<body>

<ul>
  <li>Coffee</li>
  <li>Tea</li>
  <li>Coca Cola</li>
</ul>

</body>
</html>

List - Shorthand property:

The list-style property is a shorthand property. It is used to set all the list properties in one declaration:
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<style>
ul {
    list-style: square inside url("sqpurple.gif");
}
</style>
</head>
<body>

<ul>
  <li>Coffee</li>
  <li>Tea</li>
  <li>Coca Cola</li>
</ul>

</body>

</html>
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