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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