Learning LESS: Nesting Rules

by Paul Joyce

So you’ve managed to complete the simple LESS setup, written a few variable declarations, even used some of the built in functions to calculate new stylesheet colours… but you’re still writing line after line of code. Is there something in LESS to simplify the amount you’re writing? Yes… thanks to nested rules! Ever seen something […]

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Learning LESS: Maths + Colour Functions

by Paul Joyce

Continuing from my previous article on setting up LESS to improve your stylesheet efficiency and control, this week I’ll be covering the use of operators and pre-built functions within LESS. If you remember correctly we can declare variables like: If you read the previous tutorial on variables, that shouldn’t be anything new. Mathmetical operators in […]

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Learning LESS: Setup + Variables

by Paul Joyce

LESS is a programmable CSS language which combines the mechanics of variables, functions and operators all into a fully compliant and accessible stylesheet. If you’ve built a site from scratch, or just modified templates on platforms such as WordPress, Drupal or Magento, you’ll have come into contact with CSS files. The problem with these files is that common […]

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