The YUL theme supports three basic lists: ordered <ol>, unordered <ul>, and definition <dl>.

Just like tables, lists should only be used for their proper semantic meaning, not for layout. If you find that the default styling for a list is not working for what you need, contact Library IT. They will help you come up with a solution that is easy to maintain. Do not try to "force" lists to display differently using in-line CSS or WYSIWYG buttons.

Ordered & Unordered Lists

Ordered lists <ol>, and unordered lists <ul> both have the same child tag, a list item <li>.

Unordered lists are also called "bullet lists":

  • Item 1
  • Item 2
  • Item 3

Ordered lists are commonly referred to as "numbered lists":

  1. Item 1
  2. Item 2
  3. Item 3

Ordered lists can use other ordinals, like roman numerals and letters of the alphabet. These others may, or may not, be supported by the software you are using to create your pages. As always if you need help, please contact Library IT

Definition Lists

Definition lists <dl> have two child elements: definition terms <dt>, and definition definitions <dd>. Definition lists are good for anything where you have a short title (term) and a short description (definition), like a glossary or a list of external links:

Ordered List
Often called a "bullet list", it is a list of items each on a separate line, preceded by a marker (the bullet)
Unordered List
A "numbered list", it is a list of items each on a separate line, preceded by a counter that increments each line.