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minidiapolis
post Sep 3 2006, 07:41 PM
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Hi, I know the basic code for a list consists of <ul><li></li></ul>

but how would you make a list go horizontally?
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post Sep 3 2006, 08:46 PM
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QUOTE(minidiapolis @ Sep 3 2006, 07:41 PM) *

Hi, I know the basic code for a list consists of <ul><li></li></ul>

but how would you make a list go horizontally?

The default for HTML is that lists go Vertically. However, many people use Cascading Style Sheets to make horizontal drop down menus. If you do a search on Google for CSS Drop Down Menu you'll find some info.

But I have to ask, if you just want a vertical list, why not simply use a paragraph like so:
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<p>Item 1 | Item 2 | Item 3 | Item 4</p>

or something like that?

John

Edited: Fixed my broken URL.
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Tina Holmboe
post Sep 4 2006, 02:47 AM
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Hello minidiapolis;

As John already touched upon, the way to go about it is to have an proper unordered or ordered list - i.e. UL or OL - and then applying suitable CSS to render it in the fashion you would like. This way you preserve the semantics of "a list", regardless of whether it is rendered vertically or horizontally.

I can warmly recommend List-a-matic as an excellent resource - see, for instance, Simple Horizontal List for an example.

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post Sep 4 2006, 03:46 AM
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QUOTE(Tina Holmboe @ Sep 4 2006, 08:47 AM) *
This way you preserve the semantics of "a list"

and you don't have screen readers trying to pronouce "|".
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