Html List


In this lesson we will do a quick review of HTML lists from the video lecture in the prior lesson.

What's Covered in This Lesson

  1. Unordered List
  2. Ordered List
  3. Definition List


Lists allow us to group text into a structure that ties their meaning together into a whole.

Ordered List

  <li>First item</li>
  <li>Second item</li>

Ordered lists by default appear as numeric lists with numbers identifying each list item.

Unordered List

  <li>First item</li>
  <li>Second item</li>

Unordered lists by default appear as bulleted lists with bullets identifying each list item.

Definition List

  <dt>First term</dt>
  <dd>First definition</dd>
  <dt>Second term</dt>
  <dd>Second definition</dd>

Definition lists display similar to a traditional dictionary allowing us to state a term and provide a definition for each corresponding term.


  • HTML text can be formatted using a variety of lists.
  • An unordered list uses parent <ul> element and produces bulleted <li> list items.
  • An ordered list uses parent <ol> element and produces numbered <li> list items.
  • A definition list uses parent <dl> element and produces a list of terms <dt> and their corresponding <dd> definitions.


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