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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

About the Reviewers

Marcus Bointon has been a Less committer for the last couple of years, having developed a taste for Less during the early versions of Twitter Bootstrap. He has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of London and a Master's degree from Loughborough University of Technology. He's been involved in computing since 1981 and developing for the Web since 1993. He has extensive experience in many development languages (mainly PHP), Linux and OpenBSD server admin, MySQL database design and admin, e-mail infrastructure, network design, and much more. He is the maintainer of the very popular PHPMailer e-mail sending library.

Marcus is the co-founder and technical director of Synchromedia Limited, a UK-based company behind the smartmessages.net e-mail marketing service, and a UK partner for the 1CRM open source CRM system.

He lives with his wife and two kids in the French Alps, where he can indulge his passion for skiing and mountain biking.

Simone Deponti is a web developer from Milan, Italy. He has eight years of experience in the field, primarily in CMSes, and has contributed to some open source projects, most notably the Plone CMS. He is also the author of a small debugging tool for Less and FireLess, and he wrote the initial debugging support in the Less compiler.

He works for Abstract, a web technology agency based in Italy and Germany, as a developer and project manager. You can find him at events around the world, focusing on Python, JavaScript, and CMSes.

Austin Pickett is a freelance web developer based out of Boston, MA. He has been interested in programming since he was a child and is never seen without a computer nearby. As a self-taught designer and developer, he has worked with several of his own clients to turn their websites or applications into a reality.

Austin has his own freelance career in which he works closely with clients to create their applications. He has worked with a wide array of clients from The National Academy of Best-selling Authors and vacation property owners to web design firms.