LESS – Better CSS

A few weeks ago, I sent out an informal Twitter poll asking which CSS¬†preprocessors people were using – LESS or SASS.¬† With LESS being the clear winner,¬† I decided give it a try. I had heard several comments on how easy it was to use. I’m please to report this is all true.

So what is it?

In a nutshell, LESS is allows you to write CSS using variables, mixins and operations, among others. I use Coda as text editor so I was very happy to find LESS.app, which is a neat little app that takes care of compiling and even minifying your LESS file into a css file.

Bonus: Ever spent a ridiculous amount of time scratching your head because your css wasn’t doing what it should? More often than not, a minor typo is messing things up. When you compile with LESS.app it’ll actually let you know when you’ve messed up.
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Never miss a step again

Ever launched a site and felt like you’ve forgotten something? Then this online tool is for you. I’m a huge fan of lists and this has to be one of the most useful one I’ve come across in a very long time. Not only is the design fantastic, it’s simple and easy to use. You can add recipients to your list and even add your very own tasks. Once you’ve run through the list, you can send yourself an email of what’s been done and what’s left to do.

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