HTML Lists and CSS List Properties
In HTML, there are two main types of lists:
The CSS list properties allow you to:
Different List Item Markers
list-style-type property specifies the type of list item marker.
The following example shows some of the available list item markers:
Note: Some of the values are for unordered lists, and some for ordered lists.
An Image as The List Item Marker
list-style-image property specifies an image as the list item marker:
Position The List Item Markers
list-style-position property specifies whether the list-item markers should appear inside or outside the content flow:
List - Shorthand property
list-style property is a shorthand property. It is used to set all the list properties in one declaration:
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.
Styling List With Colors
We can also style lists with colors, to make them look a little more interesting.
Anything added to the <ol> or <ul> tag, affects the entire list, while properties added to the <li> tag will affect the individual list items:
|list-style||Sets all the properties for a list in one declaration|
|list-style-image||Specifies an image as the list-item marker|
|list-style-position||Specifies if the list-item markers should appear inside or outside the content flow|
|list-style-type||Specifies the type of list-item marker|