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Multipurpose List

A multipurpose list is a very versatile menu used to highlight content that may have many components or options, such as links to content pages, downloads or an off-site related link.

  • The multipurpose list can be used in one of two ways: as a menu with a row of buttons on the right side, or as a more verisatile simple list allowing inline links and styled text. Either way each item will have the option to add a 124-pixel square image, a headline and description. 

    As always, remember, consistency is the key. All items in the list should have images, or none should and all the items should have at least one link. Keep descriptions about the same length and preferably the depth of the image if using images.

     

     

  • Multipurpose List Example

Multipurpose List Options

With Buttons
  • If you are using the button style, the number of buttons allowed is determined by the amount of text you have within each item, you shouldn't have more buttons than text with a maximum of five.

    Because of our three column structure, this is a full-page element and cannot be used with callouts.

     

  • Multilink List Example

 

Without Buttons
  • You can also use the multipurpose list to format text, include images and provides structure to your page. You have added ability to use inline styling and inline links that you cannot to with a simple list, however you do not have the ability to link the headline or have the entire item turn into a button. 

     

     

  • Mulitpurpose List Example