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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Selectors Descendant Selectors

Question about the <ol> and <ul>.

Why does the <ul> and <ol> remove it's bullet points or numbers when CSS is applied..?

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,968 Points

CSS allows you to control the styling (appearance) of HTML elements, that's its main purpose.

There are specific settings that will remove and/or replace the bullet symbols or numbers in lists. Applyng CSS will only do this when those specific settings are used (such as "list-style: none;").

David Regel
David Regel
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 5,504 Points

Hello Steven,

when I undertstand you correctly, the bullet points/numbers are just removed by our css in case we use a specific style-option like "list-style: none;". In the course that Miron is talking about, this is not the case. We only use this CSS:

ol li {
  background-color: tomato;
  color: white;
  margin-bottom: 5px;

Due to this fact, I don't get why our bullet points/numbers are removed.

Did I understand you incorrectly?

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,968 Points

This CSS won't remove the numbers, but you probably cannot see them because it makes them white, which is probably the same color as the background. Add this and you'll see that they are still there:

body { background-color: blue; }

Thanks for the quick answer Steven!