HTML <ul> Tag.


An unordered HTML list :

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Definition and Usage

The <ul> tag defines an unordered (bulleted) list.

Use the <ul> tag together with the <li> tag to create unordered lists.

Browser Support

Element Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
<ul> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Tips and Notes

Tip : Use CSS to style lists.

Tip : To create ordered lists, use the <ol> tag.

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The "compact" and "type" attributes are not supported in HTML5.


Attribute Value Description
compact compact Not supported in HTML5.
Specifies that the list should render smaller than normal
type disc
Not supported in HTML5.
Specifies the kind of marker to use in the list

Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <ul> element with the following default values :


    display: block;
    list-style-type: disc;
    margin-top: 1em;
    margin-bottom: 1 em;
    margin-left: 0;
    margin-right: 0;
    padding-left: 40px;