nested-list

Easy HTML Nested Lists Tutorial with Examples

You may have used simple Ordered and Unordered lists, without adding a list within a list item, which can also be done, as a child lists. For example, there are chapter names in the list, and each chapter has sections, and then each section has sub-sections. This multiple lists are called nested lists.

Without complicating the discussion, lets move to the nested list example. Lets first see the diagram showing how lists are presented.

nested-list

Here is the actual code which is presented in the above diagram:

<ul>
	<li>Juices</li>
	<li>Fruits
		<ol>
		<li>Apples</li>
		<li>Mangoes</li>
		</ol>
	</li>
	<li>Vegetables</li>
</ul>

The code will look like this in the web browser:

  • Juices
  • Fruits
    1. Apples
    2. Mangoes
  • Vegetables

Another Example

The code:

<ul>
	<li>Languages
		<ol>
		<li>PHP</li>
		<li>C++</li>
		</ol>
	</li>
	<li>Softwares
		<ul>
		<li>Dreamweaver</li>
			<ol>
			<li>Version 1</li>
			<li>Version 2</li>
			</ol>
		<li>Notepad++</li>
		</ul>
	</li>
	<li>CPU</li>
</ul>

Will look like this in the web browser:

  • Languages
    1. PHP
    2. C++
  • Softwares
    • Dreamweaver
      1. Version 1
      2. Version 2
    • Notepad++
  • CPU

A Common Mistake

The child list must be added within the parent <li> </li>, which many people add after closing li (</li>).

For example, this is the wrong way:

<li>Chapter 1</li>
<ol>
	<li>Section 1</li>
</ol>

The correct way is:

<li>Chapter 1
<ol>
	<li>Section 1</li>
</ol>
</li>

 

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