CSS Lists

We already learn order list and unordered list in HTML tutorial. We can modify list using CSS.

Different List Item Markers

The list-style-type property specifies the type of list item marker.

Note: Some of the values are for unordered lists, and some for ordered lists.

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An Image as The List Item Marker

We can also display small images as the list item bullet using list-style-image property.

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Position The List Item Markers

The list-style-position property specifies the position of the list-item markers (bullet points).

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Remove Default Settings

The list-style-type:none property can also be used to remove the markers/bullets. Note that the list also has default margin and padding. To remove this, add margin:0 and padding:0 to <ul> or <ol>

Try this example

ul {
  list-style-type: none;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
}

List – Shorthand property

The list-style property is a shorthand property. It is used to set all the list properties in one declaration

ul {
  list-style: square inside url("sqpurple.gif");
}

When using the shorthand property, the order of the property values are:

  • list-style-type (if a list-style-image is specified, the value of this property will be displayed if the image for some reason cannot be displayed)
  • list-style-position (specifies whether the list-item markers should appear inside or outside the content flow)
  • list-style-image (specifies an image as the list item marker)

If one of the property values above are missing, the default value for the missing property will be inserted, if any.

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