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Less Web Development Essentials

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Learn
  • Compile Less code into readable and maintainable CSS
  • Integrate Less into your own projects
  • Reuse your code to prevent code duplications
  • Reduce the development and maintenance time of your projects
  • Use variables and mixins to write reusable and portable code
  • Build a responsive grid with Less to create beautifully responsive site layouts
  • Customize Twitter's Bootstrap 3 with Less
About

Less is a CSS preprocessor that essentially improves the functionality of simple CSS with the addition of several features. The book begins by teaching you how Less facilitates the process of web development. You will quickly then 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 Twitter Bootstrap. Going one step further, you will be able to customize Twitter's Bootstrap 3 using Less.

Finally, you will learn how to integrate Less into your WordPress themes and explore other web apps that use Less. By leveraging this powerful CSS preprocessor, you will be able to consistently produce amazing web applications while making CSS code development an enjoyable experience.

Features
  • Produce clear, concise, and well-constructed code that compiles into standard compliant CSS
  • Explore the core attributes of Less and learn how to integrate them into your site
  • Optimize Twitter's Bootstrap to efficiently develop web apps and sites
Page Count 202
Course Length 6 hours 3 minutes
ISBN 9781783981465
Date Of Publication 23 Apr 2014

Authors

Bass Jobsen

Bass Jobsen has been programming the web since 1995, ranging from C to PHP. He has a special interest in the processes between designer and programmer. He works on the accessibility of Bootstrap and his JBST WordPress starters theme. With over 5 years of experience with Bootstrap, Bass has been actively contributing to the community with his blogs and Git repos.