Why you should use Less

We've already seen that Less is designed to help make CSS easier to manage and maintain. Let's explore some of the key features in more detail, which will give you a taste of what to expect with Less and demonstrate how Less can make writing CSS easier.

Reducing redundancy with variables

How many times have you worked on a website where you needed to declare the value of a color in CSS, such as #ececec? 10 times? 20 times? It's rare that you will get the color in the first time; it is more likely that you will need to revise it, which can create a real burden when working in CSS. No matter how many times it ends up being, one thing is true: it is not easy to remember the hex value for each color.

Less can help by allowing ...

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