CSS list-style-type Property

CSS list-style-type property is used to specify the type of a list item element.

A list marker can have three types: glyphs (circle, disc, square), numbering systems, and alphabetic systems.

The marker's color will be the same as the computed color of the element it applies to. You can choose colors from here.

Only the <li> and <summary> elements have the "list-item" value of the display property. We can apply the list-style-type property to any element with display set to list-item. This property can be set on a parent element (usually <ol> or <ul>).

Initial Value disc
Applies to List items.
Inherited Yes.
Animatable No.
Version CSS1
DOM Syntax object.style.listStyleType = "armenian";

Syntax

list-style-type: disc | armenian | circle | cjk-ideographic | decimal | decimal-leading-zero | georgian | hebrew | hiragana | hiragana-iroha | katakana | katakana-iroha | lower-alpha | lower-greek | lower-latin | lower-roman | none | square | upper-alpha | upper-latin | upper-roman | initial | inherit;

Example of the list-style-type property:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
    <style>
      ul.list-styles {
        list-style-type: square;
      }
      ul.list-styles2 {
        list-style-type: hebrew;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <h2>List-style-type property example</h2>
    <ul class="list-styles">
      <li>Appetizers</li>
      <li>Main Course</li>
      <li>Salads</li>
    </ul>
    <ul class="list-styles2">
      <li>Cold Drinks</li>
      <li>Hot Drinks</li>
      <li>Ice-Creams</li>
    </ul>
  </body>
</html>

Result

Example of the list-style-type property with the "disc" value:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
    <style>
      .text {
        list-style-type: disc;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <h1> 
      Example of the list-style-type property with "disc" value.
    </h1>
    <ul class="text">
      <li>Barcelona</li>
      <li>Madrid</li>
      <li>London</li>
    </ul>
  </body>
</html>

Example of the list-style-type property with the "decimal" value:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
    <style>
      .text {
        list-style-type: decimal;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <h1> 
      Example of the list-style-type property 
    </h1>
    <ul class="text">
      <li>Barcelona</li>
      <li>Madrid</li>
      <li>London</li>
    </ul>
  </body>
</html>

Example of the list-style-type property with ordered lists:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
    <style>
      ul.a {
        list-style-type: circle;
      }
      ul.b {
        list-style-type: square;
      }
      ol.c {
        list-style-type: upper-roman;
      }
      ol.d {
        list-style-type: lower-alpha;
      }
      ol.e {
        list-style-type: armenian;
      }
      ol.f {
        list-style-type: decimal;
      }
      ol.g {
        list-style-type: cjk-ideographic;
      }
      ol.h {
        list-style-type: decimal-leading-zero;
      }
      ol.i {
        list-style-type: georgian;
      }
      ol.j {
        list-style-type: hebrew;
      }
      ol.k {
        list-style-type: hiragana;
      }
      ol.l {
        list-style-type: hiragana-iroha;
      }
      ol.m {
        list-style-type: katakana;
      }
      ol.n {
        list-style-type: katakana-iroha;
      }
      ol.o {
        list-style-type: lower-greek;
      }
      ol.p {
        list-style-type: lower-latin;
      }
      ol.q {
        list-style-type: lower-roman;
      }
      ol.r {
        list-style-type: none;
      }
      ol.s {
        list-style-type: upper-alpha;
      }
      ol.t {
        list-style-type: upper-latin;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <h2>List-style-type property example</h2>
    <p>Examples of unordered lists:</p>
    <h3>Circle</h3>
    <ul class="a">
      <li>New York</li>
      <li>Las Vegas</li>
      <li>Washington</li>
    </ul>
    <h3>Square</h3>
    <ul class="b">
      <li>San Francisco</li>
      <li>Los Angeles</li>
      <li>Miami</li>
    </ul>
    <p>Examples of ordered lists:</p>
    <h3>Upper-roman</h3>
    <ol class="c">
      <li>Barcelona</li>
      <li>Madrid</li>
      <li>London</li>
    </ol>
    <h3>Lower-alpha</h3>
    <ol class="d">
      <li>Dubai</li>
      <li>Anu Dhabi</li>
      <li>Qatar</li>
    </ol>
    <h3>Armenian</h3>
    <ol class="e">
      <li>Yerevan</li>
      <li>Paris</li>
      <li>Rome</li>
    </ol>
    <h3>Decimal</h3>
    <ol class="f">
      <li>Sydney</li>
      <li>Honk Kong</li>
      <li>Moscow</li>
    </ol>
    <h3>Cjk-ideographic</h3>
    <ol class="g">
      <li>Kiev</li>
      <li>Saint-Petersburg</li>
      <li>Tula</li>
    </ol>
    <h3>Decimal-leading-zero</h3>
    <ol class="h">
      <li>Bangkok</li>
      <li>Gyumri</li>
      <li>Valencia</li>
    </ol>
    <h3>Georgian</h3>
    <ol class="i">
      <li>Madrid</li>
      <li>Barcelona</li>
      <li>Prague</li>
    </ol>
    <h3>Hebrew</h3>
    <ol class="j">
      <li>Jerusalem</li>
      <li>Toronto</li>
      <li>Prague</li>
    </ol>
    <h3>Hiragana</h3>
    <ol class="k">
      <li>Cairo</li>
      <li>Tokyo</li>
      <li>Athens</li>
    </ol>
    <h3>Hiragana-iroha</h3>
    <ol class="l">
      <li>Tehran</li>
      <li>Tavriz</li>
      <li>Tel Aviv</li>
    </ol>
    <h3>Katakana</h3>
    <ol class="m">
      <li>Munich</li>
      <li>Berlin</li>
      <li>Bavaria</li>
    </ol>
    <h3>Katakana-iroha</h3>
    <ol class="n">
      <li>Brussels</li>
      <li>Istanbul</li>
      <li>Sydney</li>
    </ol>
    <h3>Lower-greek</h3>
    <ol class="o">
      <li>Seville</li>
      <li>Granada</li>
      <li>Venice</li>
    </ol>
    <h3>Lower-latin</h3>
    <ol class="p">
      <li>Budapest</li>
      <li>Vienna</li>
      <li>Amsterdam</li>
    </ol>
    <h3>Lower-roman</h3>
    <ol class="q">
      <li>Buenos Aires</li>
      <li>Rio de Janeiro</li>
      <li>San Paolo</li>
    </ol>
    <h3>None</h3>
    <ol class="r">
      <li>Vilnius</li>
      <li>Tallin</li>
      <li>Riga</li>
    </ol>
    <h3>Upper-alpha</h3>
    <ol class="s">
      <li>Montreal</li>
      <li>Melbourne</li>
      <li>Edinburgh</li>
    </ol>
    <h3>Upper-latin</h3>
    <ol class="t">
      <li>Dublin</li>
      <li>Mexico</li>
      <li>Florence</li>
    </ol>
  </body>
</html>

Values

Value Description Play it
disc Creates marker as a filled circle. It is the default value of this property. Play it »
armenian Creates marker as a traditional Armenian numbering. Play it »
circle Creates marker as a circle. Play it »
cjk-ideographic Creates marker which is a plain ideographic numbers. Play it »
decimal Creates marker as a number. Play it »
decimal-leading-zero Creates marker as a number with leading zero such as 01,02,05... Play it »
georgian Creates marker as a traditional Georgian numbering. Play it »
hebrew Creates marker as a traditional Hebrew numbering. Play it »
hiragana Creates marker as a traditional Hiragana numbering. Play it »
hiragana-iroha Creates marker as a traditional Hiragana iroha numbering. Play it »
katakana Creates marker as a traditional Katakana numbering. Play it »
katakana-iroha Creates marker as a traditional Katakana iroha numbering. Play it »
lower-alpha Creates marker as lower-alpha such as a,b,c,d... Play it »
lower-greek Creates marker as lower-greek. Play it »
lower-latin Creates marker as lower-latin such as a,b,c,d... Play it »
lower-roman Creates marker as lower-roman such as i,ii,iii,iv... Play it »
none Means that the marker won't be shown. Play it »
square Creates marker as a square. Play it »
upper-alpha Creates marker as upper-alpha such as A,B,C,D... Play it »
upper-latin Creates marker as upper-latin such as A,B,C,D... Play it »
upper-roman Creates marker as upper-roman such as I,II,III,IV,V... Play it »
initial Makes the property use its default value. Play it »
inherit Inherits the property from its parents element.


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