list-style-image

The list-style-image CSS property sets an image to be used as the list item marker.

It is often more convenient to use the shorthand list-style.

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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 the parent element (normally <ol> or <ul>) to let it apply to all list items.

Syntax

/* Keyword values */
list-style-image: none;

/* <url> values */
list-style-image: url('starsolid.gif');

/* valid image values */
list-style-image: linear-gradient(to left bottom, red, blue);

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

Values

<image>

A valid image to use as the marker.

none

Specifies that no image is used as the marker. If this value is set, the marker defined in list-style-type will be used instead.

Formal definition

Initial valuenone
Applies tolist items
Inheritedyes
Computed value
Animation typediscrete

Formal syntax

list-style-image = 
<image> |
none

<image> =
<url> |
<gradient>

Examples

Using a url value

HTML

<ul>
  <li>Item 1</li>
  <li>Item 2</li>
</ul>

CSS

ul {
  list-style-image: url("starsolid.gif");
}

Result

Using a gradient

HTML

<ul>
  <li>Item 1</li>
  <li>Item 2</li>
</ul>

CSS

ul {
  font-size: 200%;
  list-style-image: linear-gradient(to left bottom, red, blue);
}

Result

Specifications

Specification
CSS Lists and Counters Module Level 3
# image-markers

Browser compatibility

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See also