Learning Less.js

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  • Explore the different features of the Less library
  • Build an effective toolkit that helps in your development workflow, using different tools in Less
  • Streamline the effort required when constructing themes for content management systems, such as WordPress, using Less
  • Discover how you can use Less to make frameworks work for you in an effective way
  • Enhance the use of Less when working with color, one of the key elements of website design
  • Work with Less to reduce the effort required to construct responsive websites
  • Add flair to your website or online application with animation effects using Less

Writing CSS styles can be very tedious–how many times have you written CSS styles that become difficult to read and manage, and frequently have to be duplicated? Less gives you a solid toolkit that can help streamline your code when developing styles for any website of any size, with a significant reduction in the amount of time and effort required.

Learning Less.js helps you maximize your experience with the Less library by breaking down each of its main features. This book walks you through examples that progressively build upon your knowledge, taking you from beginner to advanced usage in a series of easy-to-follow steps. We begin with exploring the library, and will learn about the tricks it uses to help us save development time when creating and managing styles, right through to using Less.js in some practical, real-world scenarios.

  • Use the robust features of the LESS library to write CSS styles in an organized manner
  • Simplify your development workflow by using LESS when working with frameworks or content management systems
  • Harness the power of LESS to build websites, using practical examples
Page Count 342
Course Length 10 hours 15 minutes
ISBN 9781782160663
Date Of Publication 23 Oct 2014


Alex Libby

Alex Libby has a background in IT support. He has been involved in supporting end users for almost 20 years in a variety of different environments; a recent change in role now sees Alex working as an MVT test developer for a global distributor based in the UK. Although Alex gets to play with different technologies in his day job, his first true love has always been with the open source movement, and in particular experimenting with CSS/CSS3, jQuery, and HTML5. To date, Alex has written 11 books on subjects such as jQuery, HTML5 Video, SASS, and CSS for Packt, and has reviewed several more. Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 Essentials is Alex's twelfth book for Packt, and second completed as a collaboration project.