Lists, well, list multiple things. Lists work well for one-dimensional categories. When you want to list things in two dimensions, choose a table instead. There are three basic category of lists.

Unordered lists

Choose an unordered, or bulleted, list, when the order of items don’t matter.

  • item a

  • item b

    • subitem a

    • subitem b

    • subitem c

  • item c

Ordered lists

Choose an ordered list, when the order of the items matter. For example, in most cases you need to perform the second step after the first step, and so on.

  1. Step 1

  2. Step 2

    1. Substep 1

    2. Substep 2

    3. Substep 3

  3. Step 3

Definition lists

A nice way of describing categories is via definition lists. Think of it as an unordered list with additional explanations to each item.

Term a

Definition for term a

Term b

Definition for term b. How about a quote in a definition list?

This is supposed to be a quote. Is the spacing okay?

Term c

Definition for term c.