Chapter 2. Building a Less Development Toolkit

We've covered the principles behind Less, and saw how it can help reduce the effort required to manage style sheets with the use of variables, functions, and mixins. We're almost ready to start coding, but before we can do so, there's one small thing missing—we need some tools!

You might wonder whether there is a need for more tools, given that CSS is just plain text and that we don't need anything to edit plain text files, right? Well, plain text editors will work, but as we'll see in this chapter, there are tools available that include support for Less in order to help make editing files easier.

Throughout this chapter, we will look at a selection of tools that you may find useful for working with ...

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