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Magento 2 Development Essentials

By : Fernando J Miguel
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Magento 2 Development Essentials

By: Fernando J Miguel

Overview of this book

Magento is the e-commerce software and platform trusted by the world's leading brands. Used by thousands of merchants for their transactions worth billions, it provides the flexibility to customize the content and functionality of your website. By strengthening your fundamentals in Magento development, you can develop the best solutions and take advantage of the growing market. This fast-paced tutorial will provide you with skills you need to successfully create themes, extensions, and solutions to Magento 2 projects. This book begins by setting up Magento 2 before gradually moving onto setting the basic options of the Sell System. You will take advantage of Search Engine Optimization aspects, create design and customize theme layout, develop new extensions, and adjust the Magento System to achieve great performance. By sequentially working through the steps in each chapter, you will quickly explore all the features of Magento 2 to create a great solution. With ample examples and a practical approach, this book will ensure your success with this astonishing e-commerce management system.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Magento 2 Development Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

CSS preprocessing with LESS

Before applying CSS in the CompStore Magento theme, it is important to study CSS behavior in the Magento system. The stylesheets in Magento 2.0 are preprocessed and compiled to CSS using the LESS technology. LESS ( is a CSS preprocessor that extends the CSS traditional features by including variables and functions to generate a powerful CSS code and saves the time in maintaining the code.

All the .less files that you will save in your theme are compiled by the LESS engine but you will always declare .css in the Magento theme frontend. Here are a couple of examples:

  • Frontend declaration: <css src="css/styles.css" />

  • Root source file: <Magento _theme_dir>/web/css/styles.less

For further information, access the Magento 2.0 official documentation at