CSS List Properties

These properties allow to control the presentation of list item markers. This property specifies the type of list marker for an item in a list - an element whose display property has the value list-item.
The list style type only applies if list-style-image is set to none, or to a URI that canít be displayed.
List markers can either be glyphs (that is, bullets), or comprise a numeric or alphabetic numbering system. The CSS2.1 specification doesn't define how alphabetic numbering wraps at the end of the alphabet sequence.

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ul li{
list-style-type: circle;

The following CSS properties are used to control list style:
  • 1. list-style-type is used to control the shape or appearance.
  • 2. list-style-position is used to set position of the text.
  • 3. list-style-image is used to display image in place of bullet or number.
  • 4. list-style is used to assign multiple style in one.
  • 5. marker-offset is used to define distance between the text and the list.

List with square bullets

li { list-style-type: square; }

List with circle bullets

li { list-style-type: circle; }

List with image bullets

ul { list-style-image: url(path to image); }

background images for bullets

  padding-left: 10px;
  background-image: url(path to image);
  background-repeat: no-repeat;
  background-position: 10px; 

List marker-offset Property

li { marker-offset:20px; }

List list-style Property

ul { list-style: inside square; }

Numbered/Ordered List

ol { list-style-type: decimal; }

Values for an ordered list

Value Description Output
decimal Number 1, 2, 3, 4 etc..
decimal-leading-zero 0 before the number 01, 02, 03, 04 etc..
lower-alpha Lowercase characters a, b, c, d, e etc..
upper-alpha Uppercase characters A, B, C, D, E etc..
lower-roman Lowercase Roman numbers i, ii, iii, iv, v etc..
upper-roman Uppercase Roman numbers I, II, III, IV, V etc..

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