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The list-style CSS property is a shorthand for setting the individual values that define how a list is displayed: list-style-type, list-style-image, and list-style-position.

/* type */
list-style: square;

/* image */
list-style: url('../img/shape.png');

/* position */
list-style: inside;

/* type | position */
list-style: georgian inside;

/* type | image | position */
list-style: lower-roman url('../img/shape.png') outside;

/* Keyword value */
list-style: none;

/* Global values */
list-style: inherit;
list-style: initial;
list-style: unset;

Initial valueas each of the properties of the shorthand:
Applies tolist items
Inheritedyes
Mediavisual
Computed valueas each of the properties of the shorthand:
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderorder of appearance in the formal grammar of the values

Note: This property is applied to list items, i.e., elements with display: list-item; . By default this includes <li> elements. Because this property is inherited, it can be set on a parent element (normally <ol> or <ul>) to make the same list styling apply to all the items inside.

Syntax

The list-style property is specified as one, two, or three keywords in any order. If list-style-type and list-style-image are both set, then list-style-type is used as a fallback if the image is unavailable.

Values

list-style-type
See list-style-type.
list-style-image
See list-style-image.
list-style-position
See list-style-position.
none
No list style is used.

Formal syntax

<'list-style-type'> || <'list-style-position'> || <'list-style-image'>

Examples

HTML

List 1
<ul class="one">
  <li>List Item1</li>
  <li>List Item2</li>
  <li>List Item3</li>
</ul>
List 2
<ul class="two">
  <li>List Item A</li>
  <li>List Item B</li>
  <li>List Item C</li>
</ul>

CSS

.one {
  list-style: circle;
}

.two {
  list-style: square inside;
}

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Lists and Counters Module Level 3
The definition of 'list-style' in that specification.
Working Draft No change.
CSS Level 2 (Revision 1)
The definition of 'list-style' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) 4.0 7.0 1.0
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 1.0 (Yes) 1.0 (1) 6.0 6.0 1.0

See also

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