Getting Started with Less

Getting Started with Less is designed from the ground-up to intro you new web developers into using preprocessors. This course is designed for all skill-levels and covers everything you need to know to get up and running.

A Dead-Simple Introduction Course to the CSS Preprocessor

Are you fairly new to web development finally getting the hang of writing HTML and CSS? If so, it's time to take the leap and start using CSS preprocessers!

CSS preprocessors like Less will make your front-end CSS code writing:

  • Cleaner
  • Better (smaller in size, reusable)
  • Faster to write

Scotch School's Getting Started with Less course is designed from the ground-up to intro new web developers into using CSS preprocessors. This course is designed for all skill-levels however and will cover a huge chunk of getting setup using preprocessers like Less so you can start using them today!

Getting Started with Less is designed from the ground-up to intro you new web developers into using preprocessors. This course is designed for all skill-levels and covers everything you need to know to get up and running.

Introduction

Are you fairly new to web development finally getting the hang of writing HTML and CSS? If so, it's time to take the leap and start using CSS preprocessors!

CSS preprocessors like Less will make your front-end CSS code writing:

  • Cleaner
  • Better (smaller in size, reusable)
  • Faster to write

Scotch School's Getting Started with Less course is designed from the ground-up to intro new web developers into using CSS preprocessors. This course is designed for all skill-levels however and will cover a huge chunk of getting setup using preprocessers like Less so you can start using them today!

What is Less?

So what it Less exactly?

  • Less is a CSS pre-processor with a CSS-like syntax.
  • It looks and feels like CSS but it is its own language that compiles into CSS.
  • It adds a ton of cool features to CSS.
  • Easier / Faster / Cleaner

CSS Preprocessor

Less is a CSS preprocessor. This means it really doesn't do all too much on its own into you turn it into CSS. You turn Less into CSS by compiling it. during this process, you can do a whole bunch of neat things like:

  • Error Checking
  • Auto-Prefixing
  • Minifying
  • Live Reload
  • And More...

We'll show you the different ways to "compile" your Less code.

It's important to note: Technically this process is called "transpile" but for sake of keeping things simple, we'll just call it compiling as if its an umbrella term for converting it into CSS.