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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
Credits
Foreword
About the Author
Acknowledgments
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Acknowledgments

This book is for Colinda, Kiki, Dries, Wolf, and Leny.

Recently, I reviewed Getting Started with Zurb Foundation 4 by Andrew D. Patterson and Learning Zurb Foundation by Kevin Horek. After finishing this book, I will start writing Less Web Development Cookbook for Packt Publishing.

Although I have written many blogs and technical project requirements in the past years, this is the first book I have written to be published. Writing this book wasn't possible without the support of my family, Caroliene, and the people of Vivent. Richard Harvey was a patient and excellent motivator and critical reader. Sruthi Kutty helped me dot the i's and cross the t's. Finally, I will thank the reviewers of this book, Simone Deponti, Austin Pickett, and Marcus Bointon, for their critical and valuable suggestions, which make this book even better.