Web and JavaScript Development

VSW06 Doing More with LESS for CSS


11:00am - 12:15pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Todd Anglin

EVP Cross-Platform Tools & Services


As CSS3 adds support for rich styling in standards-based web applications, style sheet markup can quickly get out of control! Many CSS effects today require repetitive rules to cover the proprietary browser CSS prefixes. LESS for CSS is an open source framework that makes modern CSS more manageable. With support for variables, mix-ins, nested CSS rules, and operations, LESS finally makes complex CSS easy to maintain. In this session, you will discover how LESS can be easily adopted in any project and learn about tools that make it easy to work with and compile LESS files.

You will learn:

  • The power CSS pre-processors offer for maintaining modern CSS
  • The basics of the LESS language
  • Practical, demo-driven insight in to using LESS in real world projects