LESS, making CSS dynamic

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I have been experimenting with LESS for a while, a javascript that makes it possible to use variables and nested rules in CSS that make the code a lot easier to manage. Or possibly more difficult, for those who are not familiar with the concept. I may possibly release a series of templates that use LESS, along with the Semantic Grid System, but before I do I want to ask if anyone of you who visit this site has any experience of these two tools?

If so, I would love to exchange some ideas and get some feedback on the template concepts before I release them. Post a comment and I’ll send you the files along with some points on which I could use some comments!

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This article was written by Andreas Viklund

Web designer, writer and the creative engine behind this website. Author of most of the free website templates, along with some of the WordPress themes.

1 comment:

Thiago SennaAugust 30, 2011 at 06:25Reply


I liked a lot this post about Less and Semantic.gs -> http://coding.smashingmagazine.com/2011/08/23/the-semantic-grid-system-page-layout-for-tomorrow/.

I prefer using Less.app (on MAC) beside javascript to compile my LESS to CSS.

I played a little with semantic.gs, less, hybrid theme and your template variant-light… (http://dev.thremes.com.br/ken-cosgrove/), but unfortunatelly I couldn’t do many things yet and I’m not expert enough to help :(