• 07 Oct, 2022

Lists

Lists

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HTML provides a way to create both an ordered list (with elements counting up, 1, 2, 3...) and an unordered list with bullets instead of numbers. Lists are a good way to formalize a list of items and let the HTML styling do the work for you.

Ordered lists

Here is an example of how to create an ordered list:

<p>Here is a list of ordered items:</p>
<ol>
    <li>First item</li>
    <li>Second item</li>
    <li>Third item</li>
</ol>

Ordered lists have a "type" attribute which defines the numbering convention to use.

To count using numbers, use type="1":

<p>Here is a list of ordered items:</p>
<ol type="1">
    <li>First item</li>
    <li>Second item</li>
    <li>Third item</li>
</ol>

To count using uppercase letters, use type="A":

<p>Here is a list of ordered items:</p>
<ol type="A">
    <li>First item</li>
    <li>Second item</li>
    <li>Third item</li>
</ol>

To count using lowercase letters, use type="a":

<p>Here is a list of ordered items:</p>
<ol type="a">
    <li>First item</li>
    <li>Second item</li>
    <li>Third item</li>
</ol>

To count using uppercase roman numerals, use type="I":

<p>Here is a list of ordered items:</p>
<ol type="I">
    <li>First item</li>
    <li>Second item</li>
    <li>Third item</li>
</ol>

To count using lowercase roman numerals, use type="i":

<p>Here is a list of ordered items:</p>
<ol type="i">
    <li>First item</li>
    <li>Second item</li>
    <li>Third item</li>
</ol>

Unordered lists

Here is an example of how to create an unordered list:

 

Here is a list of unordered items:


 

  • First item
  • Second item
  • Third item

 

To change the list style attributes, we can use the CSS attribute called list-style-type. The available types are:

  • disc
  • circle
  • square
  • none

Here is an example of the disc list style type:

<p>Here is a list of unordered items:</p>    
<ul style="list-style-type: disc">
    <li>First item</li>
    <li>Second item</li>
    <li>Third item</li>
</ul>

Here is an example of the circle list style type:

<p>Here is a list of unordered items:</p>    
<ul style="list-style-type: circle">
    <li>First item</li>
    <li>Second item</li>
    <li>Third item</li>
</ul>

Here is an example of the square list style type:

<p>Here is a list of unordered items:</p>    
<ul style="list-style-type: square">
    <li>First item</li>
    <li>Second item</li>
    <li>Third item</li>
</ul>

Here is an example of the none list style type:

<p>Here is a list of unordered items:</p>    
<ul style="list-style-type: none">
    <li>First item</li>
    <li>Second item</li>
    <li>Third item</li>
</ul>

Do it Yourself

Use <ul> and <ol> listing the list(bottom) below the text My favorite foods/drinks list.
(Hint: You can insert a list to a list like <ol> into <li>)

• Foods
    1. Egg
    2. Sushi
• Drinks
    1. Apple juice
    2. Coffee