Getting started with LESS

LESS is an extension to CSS that adds features such as variables, mixins, operations, and functions. If you've found repetitious CSS code, it's time to start using LESS.

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    LESS The Dynamic Stylesheet language

    The dynamic stylesheet language.LESS extends CSS with dynamic behavior such as variables, mixins, operations and functions.LESS runs on both the server-side with Node.js and Rhino or client-side modern browsers only.

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    Compile LESS CSS Files with the LESS App

    <span>The process of creating LESS files is simple, as is compilation of said files, but I was frequently forgetting to compile the .less files before checking the style changes in the browser. &nbsp;When I did have the sense to compile, I found myself completely annoyed at having to run the same command over and over. &nbsp;Enter&nbsp;</span><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href=""></a><span>: &nbsp;a Mac app which allows you to add folders containing .less files and automatically compiles them when a file is saved!</span>

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    An Introduction To LESS, And Comparison To Sass | Smashing Coding

    <span>I’ve been using&nbsp;</span><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="">LESS</a>&nbsp;<span>religiously ever since I stumbled upon it months ago. CSS was never really a problem for me, in and of itself, but I was intrigued by the idea of using variables to create something along the lines of a color palette for my websites and themes.</span>

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    LESS Elements

    <span>A set of basic mixins for the&nbsp;</span><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="">LESS CSS pre-processor</a><span>. Most of these mixins focus on consolidating cross-browser prefixes into single, concise declarations. LESS Elements is not an extensive mixin library — just the essentials. See the mixins in actions on the&nbsp;</span><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="">test page</a>.<div><span><br></span></div>

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    lessphp is a compiler for LESS written in PHP. The documentation is great, so check it out:

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    This is the JavaScript, and now official, stable version of LESS.For more information on the language and usage visit More information also available in our wiki

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