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CSS list-style-type Property


Set some different list styles: {list-style-type: circle;}
ul.square {list-style-type: square;}
ol.upper-roman {list-style-type: upper-roman;}
ol.lower-alpha {list-style-type: lower-alpha;}

Definition and Usage

The list-style-type specifies the type of list-item marker in a list.

Default value: disc
Inherited: yes
Animatable: no.
Version: CSS1
JavaScript syntax:"square"

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

list-style-type 1.0 12.0 4.0 1.0 1.0 3.5

Note: Internet Explorer and Opera 12 and earlier versions do not support the values: cjk-ideographic, hebrew, hiragana, hiragana-iroha, katakana, and katakana-iroha.

Note: IE8, and earlier, only support the property values: decimal-leading-zero, lower-greek, lower-latin, upper-latin, armenian, georgian, and inherit if a DOCTYPE is specified!

CSS Syntax

list-style-type: value;

Property Values

Value Description
disc Default value. The marker is a filled circle
armenian The marker is traditional Armenian numbering
circle The marker is a circle
cjk-ideographic The marker is plain ideographic numbers
decimal The marker is a number
decimal-leading-zero The marker is a number with leading zeros (01, 02, 03, etc.)
georgian The marker is traditional Georgian numbering
hebrew The marker is traditional Hebrew numbering
hiragana The marker is traditional Hiragana numbering
hiragana-iroha The marker is traditional Hiragana iroha numbering
katakana The marker is traditional Katakana numbering
katakana-iroha The marker is traditional Katakana iroha numbering
lower-alpha The marker is lower-alpha (a, b, c, d, e, etc.)
lower-greek The marker is lower-greek
lower-latin The marker is lower-latin (a, b, c, d, e, etc.)
lower-roman The marker is lower-roman (i, ii, iii, iv, v, etc.)
none No marker is shown
square The marker is a square
upper-alpha The marker is upper-alpha (A, B, C, D, E, etc.) 
upper-latin The marker is upper-latin (A, B, C, D, E, etc.)
upper-roman The marker is upper-roman (I, II, III, IV, V, etc.)
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

More Examples


This example demonstrates all the different list-item markers:

ul.a {list-style-type: circle;}
ul.b {list-style-type: disc;}
ul.c {list-style-type: square;}

ol.d {list-style-type: armenian;}
ol.e {list-style-type: cjk-ideographic;}
ol.f {list-style-type: decimal;}
ol.g {list-style-type: decimal-leading-zero;}
ol.h {list-style-type: georgian;}
ol.i {list-style-type: hebrew;}
ol.j {list-style-type: hiragana;}
ol.k {list-style-type: hiragana-iroha;}
ol.l {list-style-type: katakana;}
ol.m {list-style-type: katakana-iroha;}
ol.n {list-style-type: lower-alpha;}
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: upper-alpha;}
ol.s {list-style-type: upper-latin;}
ol.t {list-style-type: upper-roman;}

ol.u {list-style-type: none;}
ol.v {list-style-type: inherit;}


How to add bullet colors for <ul> or <ol> by removing their default bullets and adding a HTML entity that looks like bullets (&bull;):

ul {
    list-style: none; /* Remove list bullets */
    padding: 0;
    margin: 0;

li {
    padding-left: 16px;

li:before {
    content: "•"; /* Insert content that looks like bullets */
    padding-right: 8px;
    color: blue; /* Or a color you prefer */