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Less Web Development Essentials by Bass Jobsen

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Compiling Less

After delving into the theory of CSS, you can finally start using Less. As mentioned earlier, it has the same syntax as CSS. This means any CSS code is, in fact, a valid Less code too. With Less, you can produce CSS code that can be used to style your website. The process used to make CSS from Less is called compiling, where you can compile Less code via the server side or client side. The examples given in this book will make use of client-side compiling. Client side, in this context, means loading the code in a browser and compiling Less code into CSS code using resources from the local machine. Client-side compiling is used in this book because it is the easiest way to get started while being good enough for developing your ...

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