In recent years, CSS has matured into a very powerful way to style web pages. It’s now possible to create a website’s look almost entirely in CSS, with minimal use of images.
This is great, but one drawback is that CSS stylesheets are becoming longer, more complex, and harder to manage. It’s not uncommon for a typical stylesheet to run into hundreds of lines of code, with a large number of interdependent rules.
For this reason, various dynamic stylesheet languages are starting to spring up. These allow you to write your CSS rules using a more flexible, powerful language that is then turned into regular CSS for the browser to interpret.
In this article you’ll learn how to use LESS, an increasingly popular dynamic CSS language that you can use to streamline your CSS coding, saving you time and effort.