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Using Image Bullets on HTML Lists

Why would anyone want to use custom bullets for their lists?
  • To make your lists more distinctive.
  • To create a better sales presentation.
  • To differentiate items by type.
  • To signify a current status.
  • To show off, you little hot rod, you!
So how is it done? There are two easy ways! The recommended way uses CSS:
<ul style="list-style-image: url(imageBullet.gif);">
<li>List item 1</li>
<li>List item 2</li>
Just change imageBullet.gif to the name and file type of the image you want to use as bullets, and include the path if the image is kept in a separate folder, and you're all set. For a visually appealing list, don't use images that are too large.

The second way is to just use a definition list (which doesn't use bullets) and use an image in front of the list item content. It's a little less official, but it works just the same. It goes like this, Mr. GiggleFinkle:

<dd><img src="checkmark.gif" width="26" height="14">List item text</dd>
<dd><img src="checkmark.gif" width="26" height="14">List item text</dd>
Hey, that's pretty easy, too! I'll bet you could have figured that out for yourself if you would have had a rubber duckie and a half a chance.

Hey #2, did you know we can learn a lot from a box of crayons? Each one is a different color but they all live together in harmony in the same box.

That doesn't seem so hard. We are all one race - the human race.

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