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List

A list - unordered or ordered, with or without counters / bullet points.

This is an ordered or unordered list, with or without visible bullets / numbers.

The items parameter can include HTML to display - such as links or another list. This HTML can either be directly coded or come from another component.

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How it looks (preview) (preview all)

  • Tony’s Chocolonely
  • Cherry Ripe
  • Snickers
  • Chomp
  • Penguin
  • Boost

How to call this component

<%= render "govuk_publishing_components/components/list", {
  items: [
    sanitize("Tony&rsquo;s Chocolonely"),
    sanitize("<a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_Ripe_(chocolate_bar)\" rel=\"noopener\" class=\"govuk-link\">Cherry Ripe</a>"),
    "Snickers",
    "Chomp",
    "Penguin",
    "Boost"
  ]
} %>

GOV.UK Design System

This component incorporates components from the GOV.UK Design System:

Accessibility acceptance criteria

The list must:

  • inform the user how many items are in the list
  • convey the content structure
  • indicate the current page when contents span different pages, and not link to itself

The list may:

  • include an aria-label to contextualise the list if helpful

Other examples

Unordered list with aria-label (preview)

A list with an aria-label

  • Tony’s Chocolonely
  • Cherry Ripe
  • Snickers
  • Chomp
  • Penguin
  • Boost
<%= render "govuk_publishing_components/components/list", {
  aria_label: "A list of delicious chocolate bars.",
  items: [
    sanitize("Tony&rsquo;s Chocolonely"),
    sanitize("<a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_Ripe_(chocolate_bar)\" rel=\"noopener\" class=\"govuk-link\">Cherry Ripe</a>"),
    "Snickers",
    "Chomp",
    "Penguin",
    "Boost"
  ]
} %>

Unordered list with bullet points (preview)

An unordered list with visible bullet points.

  • Tony’s Chocolonely
  • Cherry Ripe
  • Snickers
  • Chomp
  • Penguin
  • Boost
<%= render "govuk_publishing_components/components/list", {
  visible_counters: true,
  items: [
    sanitize("Tony&rsquo;s Chocolonely"),
    sanitize("<a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_Ripe_(chocolate_bar)\" rel=\"noopener\" class=\"govuk-link\">Cherry Ripe</a>"),
    "Snickers",
    "Chomp",
    "Penguin",
    "Boost"
  ]
} %>

Ordered list without numbers (preview)

This is an ordered list where the numbers aren’t visible.

  1. Tony’s Chocolonely
  2. Cherry Ripe
  3. Snickers
  4. Chomp
  5. Penguin
  6. Boost
<%= render "govuk_publishing_components/components/list", {
  list_type: "number",
  items: [
    sanitize("Tony&rsquo;s Chocolonely"),
    sanitize("<a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_Ripe_(chocolate_bar)\" rel=\"noopener\" class=\"govuk-link\">Cherry Ripe</a>"),
    "Snickers",
    "Chomp",
    "Penguin",
    "Boost"
  ]
} %>

Ordered list with numbers (preview)

This is an ordered list with the numbers visible.

  1. Tony’s Chocolonely
  2. Cherry Ripe
  3. Snickers
  4. Chomp
  5. Penguin
  6. Boost
<%= render "govuk_publishing_components/components/list", {
  list_type: "number",
  visible_counters: true,
  items: [
    sanitize("Tony&rsquo;s Chocolonely"),
    sanitize("<a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_Ripe_(chocolate_bar)\" rel=\"noopener\" class=\"govuk-link\">Cherry Ripe</a>"),
    "Snickers",
    "Chomp",
    "Penguin",
    "Boost"
  ]
} %>

With extra spacing (preview)

Increases the amount of spacing between the list items.

  • Tony’s Chocolonely
  • Cherry Ripe
  • Snickers
  • Chomp
  • Penguin
  • Boost
<%= render "govuk_publishing_components/components/list", {
  extra_spacing: true,
  items: [
    sanitize("Tony&rsquo;s Chocolonely"),
    sanitize("<a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_Ripe_(chocolate_bar)\" rel=\"noopener\" class=\"govuk-link\">Cherry Ripe</a>"),
    "Snickers",
    "Chomp",
    "Penguin",
    "Boost"
  ]
} %>

With id attribute (preview)

Sets the id on the ul or ol element.

  • Tony’s Chocolonely
  • Cherry Ripe
  • Snickers
  • Chomp
  • Penguin
  • Boost
<%= render "govuk_publishing_components/components/list", {
  id: "super-fantastic-chocolate-list",
  items: [
    sanitize("Tony&rsquo;s Chocolonely"),
    sanitize("<a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_Ripe_(chocolate_bar)\" rel=\"noopener\" class=\"govuk-link\">Cherry Ripe</a>"),
    "Snickers",
    "Chomp",
    "Penguin",
    "Boost"
  ]
} %>