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Less Web Development Essentials

By : Bass Jobsen
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Less Web Development Essentials

By: Bass Jobsen

Overview of this book

Less is a CSS preprocessor that essentially improves the functionality of simple CSS with the addition of several features. The book begins by teaching you how Less facilitates the process of web development. You will quickly then move on to actually creating your first layout using Less and compiling your very first Less code. Next, you will learn about variables and mixins and how they will help in building robust CSS code. In addition, you'll learn how to keep your code clean and test it by using style guides. We will then move on to the concept of Bootstrapping and the strength of using Less with Twitter Bootstrap. Going one step further, you will be able to customize Twitter's Bootstrap 3 using Less. Finally, you will learn how to integrate Less into your WordPress themes and explore other web apps that use Less. By leveraging this powerful CSS preprocessor, you will be able to consistently produce amazing web applications while making CSS code development an enjoyable experience.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Less Web Development Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Prebuilt mixins

You already know about searching and finding mixins on the Web. However, using and reusing well-tested mixins will be a lot easier than that. Other developers have already built complete libraries and prebuilt mixins which you can use for your projects. These prebuilt mixins help you write Less code without having to think about vendor-specific rules that make CSS3 complex. You will be introduced to the five most used libraries in the following sections. These libraries are as follows:

A more comprehensive list of mixin libraries can also be found at

Please understand that you don't have to choose; there is no restriction that you have to use only one of these libraries. All these libraries have pros and cons; you have...