HTML Basics: Working with lists

Ian Lurie

Lessee, so far we’ve talked about creating a basic web page, working with headings and paragraphs, and creating links. On to lists: If you can work with lists in HTML you can make your blog look better than 90% of your competition. Here’s how:

Learn to create ordered and unordered lists, and why you need lists, in this lesson.

Note: This is part of my series on basic HTML, and part of my mission to beautify the blogosphere. If you can learn just the simple stuff, you can create blog posts that look professional. If you don’t bother, your blog posts look like something my cats would write by walking on the keyboard.

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Ian Lurie
CEO & Founder

Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent and the EVP of Marketing Services at Clearlink. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). He's recorded training for, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Follow him on Twitter at portentint, and on LinkedIn at

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  1. Very good video Ian. I am fairly confident with HTML and working with lists myself, but I still found the video a worthwhile refresher. I’m sure those unfamiliar with HTML will definitely learn quite a bit of useful info on HTML from your videos. Nice work man!
    Brandon Walker

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