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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

Bootstrap 3

Bootstrap 3, formerly known as Twitter's Bootstrap, is a CSS and JavaScript framework for building application frontends. The three in Bootstrap 3 refers to the third version of this framework; wherever Bootstrap is written in this book, it refers to this third version. The third version of Bootstrap has important changes over the earlier versions of the framework. Bootstrap 3 is not compatible with the earlier versions.

Bootstrap 3 can be used to build great frontends. You can download the complete framework, including CSS and JavaScript, and start using it right away. Bootstrap also has a grid. The grid of Bootstrap is mobile-first by default and has 12 columns. In fact, Bootstrap defines four grids: the extra-small grid up to 768 pixels (mobile phones), the small grid between 768 and 992 pixels (tablets), the medium grid between 992 and 1200 pixels (desktop), and finally, the large grid of 1200 pixels and above for large desktops . In Chapter 5, Integrate Less in Your Own...