The humble list informs our everyday lives. Where would civilization be without lists? Lists for shopping, lists for chores (in my case), lists to tell us where all our lists are—almost everything is arranged into lists, and this certainly translates to the Web (think lists of bookmarks, blogrolls, link lists, site maps, file lists, and so on).

The fact is that the list is a very simple but essential tool for organizing data, and it is incredibly useful for the web designer. View the source of any web site built using web standards, and you are almost guaranteed to see a list for the navigation, a list for the external links, and probably a list for any buttons or arrays of data. Utilizing the humble list at an early stage of ...

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