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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

About the Author

Bass Jobsen has been programming for the Web since 1995, from C to PHP, always looking for the most accessible interfaces. He has a special interest in the process between a designer and programmer. He believes that interfaces should work independent of a device or browser. For these reasons, working with grids and meta languages in designs makes him happy. He always looks forward to new opportunities in the Semantic and Responsive Web.

He uses Less in his daily job for web design tasks and WordPress theme development as well as other Twitter Bootstrap apps.

He is always happy to help you. He can be reached at

Currently, he writes a blog (, programs LBS for mobile devices (, makes cool websites (such as, and counsels Jamedo Websites ( in setting up the technical environment and requirements for their business.

You can also check out his Bootstrap WordPress Starters Theme (JBST) and other projects at GitHub at


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