LESS: Resource Roundup

The resources in this post accompany a brief presentation, slides here: http://techblog.troyweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Less.pdf This will be growing over time as I add to it.

How to Compile LESS

In addition to using CodePen.io, there are various client side tools to compile your LESS for use in projects.

Mac

  • CodeKit ($25) - Please, just do it. If you're on the Mac, this app is for so much more than LESS.
  • Live Reload ($10) My understanding it is quite similar to Codekit but not as full featured
  • LESS.app (FREE!) By the same guy who does Codekit. LESS.app evolved into Codekit.
  • Simpless (FREE!) Simple tool for compiling, also allows minification.

Windows

  • Simpless (FREE!) Simple tool for compiling, also allows minification. I used this when I was a Windows user.
  • WinLESS (FREE!) I've also used this. Doesn't offer simplicity of other tools, but has more robust error reporting.

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