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Lists

Lists breaks up content to make it easier to scan.

Usage, Best Practice, and Accessibility

Ordered

Ordered lists are numbered or alphabetized. 

Example

Goldy Ipsum. There are faint tracks across this vast campus, leading to little clandestine holes where busy Gophers play. Success is an element in which:

  1. success is attainable, but
  2. only with big teeth,
  3. endlessly gnawing at the challenge around every corner.

Unordered Lists

Unordered lists use bullets. 

Example

Goldy Ipsum. There are faint tracks across this vast campus, leading to little clandestine holes where busy Gophers play. Success is an element in which:

  • success is attainable, but
  • only with big teeth,
  • endlessly gnawing at the challenge around every corner. 

Usage

Add a list

Enter the list items, adding a hard return after each.

Highlight the list items and click the ordered Folwell ordered list icon or unordered bulleted Folwell unordered list icon

Best Practice

Ordered lists are good for stepping out a process or noting priority.

Unordered lists should be used when the order doesn't matter.

  • Bullets help people scan your content.
  • They can be full sentences or phrases, depending on what you want to convey.
  • It is best to not exceed five bullets.

Accessibility

  • Make sure that the list items are actually contained within one list.
  • Check to make sure that spacing does not break a list into multiple individual points.
  • For more information about making accessible lists, see the Accessible U website.