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CSS list-style-image Property

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The list-style-image CSS property specifies an image to be used as a list-item marker.

The following table summarizes the usages context and the version history of this property.

Default value: normal
Applies to: List items
Inherited: Yes
Animatable: No. See animatable properties.
Version: CSS 1, 2, 3

Tip: The list-style shorthand CSS property is often more convenient and preferred way to set the list style properties.


The syntax of the property is given with:

url | none | initial | inherit

The example below shows the list-style-image property in action.

ul {
    list-style-image: url("images/arrow.png");

Property Values

The following table describes the values of this property.

Value Description
url The location of image to be used as a list-item marker.
none No marker image will be displayed. Instead, the list-style-type property will control what type of list marker will be rendered – if any. This is default.
oblique Selects a font that is labeled oblique in the user agent's font database.
initial Sets this property to its default value.
inherit If specified, the associated element takes the computed value of its parent element list-style-image property.

Browser Compatibility

The list-style-image property is supported in all major modern browsers.

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Basic Support—

  • Firefox 1+
  • Google Chrome 1+
  • Internet Explorer 4+
  • Apple Safari 1+
  • Opera 7+

Further Reading

See tutorial on: HTML List, CSS Lists.

Related properties: list-style, list-style-position, list-style-type.

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