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Less Web Development Essentials by Bass Jobsen

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Less is a CSS pre-processor, essentially improving the functionality of simple CSS due to the addition of several features. These predefined functions, which include transformations, selector nesting, variables, and mix-ins, allow you to develop portable and reusable code that is easier to maintain and utilize. In spite of all these benefits, you might have had difficulty in finding reliable and comprehensive information on Less. Rest assured, you have come to the right place and are only a few steps away from employing Less in your projects!

We will begin with learning how Less facilitates the process of web-development. Once you have explored the benefits of using Less, you will quickly 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 Bootstrap. Going one step further, you will be able to customize Twitter's Bootstrap 3 using Less.

Finally, you will learn to integrate Less into your WordPress themes and explore other web apps that use Less. By the end of this journey, you will increase your abilities and understanding as a confident web developer. By leveraging this powerful CSS pre-processor, you will be able to consistently produce amazing web applications while making CSS code development an enjoyable experience.


Written in a practical and concise manner, this book is a crash-course in teaching you the fundamental concepts of Less with real-life examples and problems.

Who this book is for

If you use CSS(3) in your web development tasks and would love to learn how to create maintainable and reusable code with Less, this book is ideal for you. Although you need to have some experience in web development, even beginners will find that this book is useful.

  • ISBN: 9781783981472 |
  • Hardcover: 202 pages |
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing |
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  • Language: English |
  • Format: Ebook