Rapid LESS
By Reme Le Hane
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: November 2014
Run time: 1 hour 12 minutes

Write less code, time-saving cheats, and design a professional website using the LESS CSS preprocessor

About This Video

  • Design a top-notch website with one of the best CSS pre-processors
  • Take your CSS skills a step higher by using LESS and write lesser code
  • Learn about variables, mixins, nesting, operations and functions to design your website in quick easy steps
  • Save time and money by making projects more maintainable and easier to update and revise in the future
  • A simple, easy to follow tutorial with key features and functions that will simplify your day-to-day workflow

In Detail

With time being such a valuable commodity in this day and age, being able to enhance and even simplify your workflow while building and maintaining websites is priceless. Using LESS you can reduce the time it takes for the development and maintenance of your website through cleaner, more dynamic, and easily updatable stylesheets.

This course will take you through all the essential tools to begin writing better CSS with LESS.
We will begin with the basics of LESS, highlighting all the key features in easy-to-follow, step-by-step chunks, ending with some existing scenarios where LESS could be beneficial and additional publications to further your education.
Then we will cover variables, LESS' way of storing repetitive data such as color values, font sizes, and more using customized names. After this, we will take a look at mixins, a CSS type function in LESS that, among other things, will greatly simplify the use of CSS3. In nesting, we will discuss how to write shorter, cleaner CSS. Finally, we’ll cover various functions and operations available within LESS that will allow you to further simplify your CSS and perform some really impressive actions you thought you’d never be able to do!

Rapid LESS will take you through LESS in a step-by-step way, so that you not only know how to write smart code, but why it’s a beneficial addition to your existing workflow.

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4.0

Great for those new to LESS

By Henry Brown

from Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Accurate
  • Concise
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples

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    • Novice

    Comments about oreilly Rapid LESS:

    An ideal way to get up and running with CSS pre-processing for those that have never used it before. The video takes you step-by-step through the process from the options to get started simply with an editor (Brackets is used in the video) all the way through to using mixins and functions. In my opinion there is not an easier way to get started with learning css pre-processing than this video. Within less than 2 hours you will go from being completely new to this to feeling comfortable with all the major features of LESS.

    The video is made up of about 20 individual videos each one covering a topic with about 6 major topics covered in the videos. The format works well, since you can jump back to a specific topic if you want a quick refresher.

    The only grip I have is that the sound quality in the first 2 videos is not that great. It is not enough so that you cannot hear but I was concerned that all videos would be like that but it was not.

     
    4.0

    Good intro to Less

    By Tel

    from West Palm Beach, FL

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      Comments about oreilly Rapid LESS:

      Packt Rapid Less from Reme Le Hane tutorial is really good for those starting out and want to get up and running fast with LESS, it covers the basic functionality and some useful stuff like mixins and functions.

       
      4.0

      Great Course on Less CSS Preprocessor

      By NGL

      from Arlington, VA

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        Comments about oreilly Rapid LESS:

        Choosing among the many CSS pre-processors out there (SASS, STYLUS, LESS, etc) could be a tough job. I think understanding how each work individually goes a long way in picking the right one for your projects. This video course by Reme Le Hane is an ideal starting place to learn the ins and outs of the important features of LESS. From syntnax to functions, mixins and beyond, you get a decent coverage to get you started on working with LESS. So, be it deciding which pre-processor to use or just learning LESS for the heck of it, i think people will find this course as useful as I did. Great job!

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