Getting Started with Less

The Hard Way 2/2 (Task Runners)

Getting Setup (professional ways)

So, at this point you now know the very easy ways to get setup and the "medium" way via helper apps.

For the purpose of this course, we will be using the "medium" way in all demos and lessons.

However, even though those compile methods are totally acceptable, it's important to cover the professional way that developers are compiling their apps.

The "Professional Way" uses what are called Task Runners to compile the Less. Think of Task Runners as code you personally write and customize to do all the things that the is doing for you.

Gulp Demo

So, we're not going to cover Gulp here. If you want to learn more we have a full Scotch course for that! Check it out here:

I'll I'm going to do is intro you to it with a:

This will allow you to modify and experiment with gulp while getting nearly all the benefits of!

Check-out the video demo on how to get started with it. You'll be able to:

  • Watches for Less changes on save
  • Checks for Less errors and outputs them without you having to rerun Gulp
  • Autoprefixes for legacy browsers
  • Combines all CSS into one big and sexy minified file
  • Includes Less Bootstrap

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