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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


In this chapter, you learned how to use Less with Bootstrap and Semantic UI and also got introduced to other grids and frameworks built with Less. You have seen how to use Less with WordPress, and finally, you saw how to use alternative compilers for your project.

This is also the last chapter of this book. In this book, you learned how to use Less for your projects. You saw how variables, mixins, and built-in functions can help you reuse your code. With Less, you can nest your style rules, which make your code more intuitive and readable. After reading this book, you know you don't have to write all the code yourself, but you can use prebuilt mixins written by others. Finally, you obtained knowledge on how to start projects from scratch with Less and integrate Less with WordPress, Bootstrap, and other tools. Now, you are really ready to start developing Less. Congratulations! You have enabled yourself to work better and faster using Less for your projects and will save more time...