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Less is a stylesheet language created in 2009 by Alexis Sellier.

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Less (sometimes stylized as LESS) is a dynamic style sheet language that can be compiled into Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and run on the client side or server side. Designed by Alexis Sellier, Less is influenced by Sass and has influenced the newer "SCSS" syntax of Sass, which adapted its CSS-like block formatting syntax. Less is open source. Read more on Wikipedia...

Example from Riju:
body:before { content: "Hello, world!"; }
Example from hello-world:
body::before { content: "Hello World" }
Example from Linguist:
@blue: #3bbfce; @margin: 16px; .content-navigation { border-color: @blue; color: darken(@blue, 9%); } .border { padding: @margin / 2; margin: @margin / 2; border-color: @blue; }
Example from Wikipedia:
#header { color: #333333; border-left: 1px; border-right: 3px; } #footer { color: #114411; border-color: #7d2717; }

Language features

Feature Supported Token Example
Strings "
"Hello world"
// A comment
MultiLine Comments /* */
/* A comment
Line Comments //
// A comment

Books about Less from ISBNdb

title authors year publisher
Manipulation Secrets: How To Manipulate Anyone In Less Than Five Minutes Using Speed Reading, Ethical Manipulation And Simple Mind Control Techniques ... Case Studies And DIY-Tests (DARK PSYCHOLOGY) Lightman, Patrick 2019 Independently published
Game Development Patterns and Best Practices: Better games, less hassle Doran, John P. and Casanova, Matt 2017 Packt Publishing
How to Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less Boothman, Nicholas 2002 Workman Publishing Company
Metaprogramming Elixir: Write Less Code, Get More Done (and Have Fun!) McCord, Chris 2015 Pragmatic Bookshelf
OGRE 3D 1.7 Beginner's Guide (Learn by Doing: Less Theory, More Results) Felix Kerger 2010 Packt Publishing
The Science of Strategic Conservation: Protecting More with Less Messer, Kent D. and Allen III, William L. 2018 Cambridge University Press
How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less Boothman, Nicholas 2004 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

Publications about Less from Semantic Scholar

title authors year citations influentialCitations
tinySLAM: A SLAM algorithm in less than 200 lines C-language program B. Steux and O. Hamzaoui 2010 79 7
How to make ad hoc proof automation less ad hoc Georges Gonthier and Beta Ziliani and Aleksandar Nanevski and Derek Dreyer 2011 64 3
Pair Programming: More Learning And Less Anxiety In A First Programming Course Jennifer Brougham and S. Freeman and Beverly K. Jaeger 2003 20 0
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