Creates a striped list with alternating background colors, which is useful for differentiating siblings that have content spread across a wide row.

  • Use the :nth-child(odd) or :nth-child(even) pseudo-class to apply a different background color to elements that match based on their position in a group of siblings.
  • Note that you can use it to apply different styles to other HTML elements like div, tr, p, ol, etc.


  • Item 01
  • Item 02
  • Item 03
  • Item 04
  • Item 05


  <li>Item 01</li>
  <li>Item 02</li>
  <li>Item 03</li>
  <li>Item 04</li>
  <li>Item 05</li>


li:nth-child(odd) {
  background-color: #ddd;