Types of HTML Lists

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There are three types of lists in HTML −

  • unordered list <ul>

    This list has bullets list items with no specific order.

  • ordered list <ol>

    This list is used for ordered list items

  • definition list <dl>

    This list is used to display definitions for terms.

We can nest these lists and style them as desired. CSS property list-style helps us style the list items.

Syntax

The syntax of HTML lists is as follows −

<type of list>
<li></li>
</type of list>

The following examples illustrate HTML lists −

Example

 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<style>
ul {
   background-color: papayawhip;
   list-style-type: square;
   font-style: italic;
}
ol {
   background-color: azure;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<ol>
<li>demo1</li>
<li>
demo 2
<ul>
<li>demo a</li>
<li>demo b</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>demo 3</li>
</ol>
</body>
</html>

Output

This gives the following output −

Example

 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<style>
dt {
   font-weight: bold;
   font-style: italic;
}
dd {
   border: thin dotted;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<h2>Programming Languages and Databases</h2>
<dl>
<dt>Java</dt>
<dd>A programming language developed by James Gosling.</dd>
<dt>C++</dt>
<dd>A programming language developed by Bjarne Stroustrup.</dd>
<dt>MySQL</dt>
<dd>MySQL is an open-source relational database management system.</dd>
</dl>
</body>
</html>

Output

This gives the following output −

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Published on 09-Jan-2020 14:57:09
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