By Deane Barker on June 16, 2009

LESS – Leaner CSS: This is so necessary.  It’s an improved, lighter CSS syntax that you store in your source, with a compile (more like an “expander”) that generates actual CSS for deployment.

Less is Leaner css. Less extends css by adding: variables, mixins, operations and nested rules.

Less uses existing css syntax. This means you can migrate your current .css files to .less in seconds and there is virtually no learning curve.

I could see building this expansion into a build script in Nant or CruiseControl or something.



  1. This looks really truly excellent. I’d like to see this ported to PHP and other languages. As the developer states, it really is how CSS should be! The more I see stuff like this for RoR the more I think about ditching PHP and cakePHP.

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