Autoprefixer vs Less: What are the differences?
What is Autoprefixer? PostCSS plugin to parse CSS and add vendor prefixes to CSS rules. It is a CSS post processor. It combs through compiled CSS files to add or remove vendor prefixes like -webkit and -moz after checking the code.
What is Less? The dynamic stylesheet language. Less is a CSS pre-processor, meaning that it extends the CSS language, adding features that allow variables, mixins, functions and many other techniques that allow you to make CSS that is more maintainable, themable and extendable.
Autoprefixer and Less can be categorized as "CSS Pre-processors / Extensions" tools.
Less is an open source tool with 16.1K GitHub stars and 3.45K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Less's open source repository on GitHub.
Typeform, Myntra, and Avocode are some of the popular companies that use Less, whereas Autoprefixer is used by Startae, Brigade, and Clippings. Less has a broader approval, being mentioned in 649 company stacks & 883 developers stacks; compared to Autoprefixer, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.
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import statements asynchronously as needed, making the payload your user downloads ultimately much smaller than trying to do it by hand.
React Helmet was chosen to handle
<head> content, because it works universally, making it easy to throw back the correct
<title> and other tags on the initial render, as well as inject new tags for subsequent client-side views.
<style> tags when using #StyledComponents.
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Absolutely fantastic, not only does it allow for modularity but it is armed with the most useful features like colour operations and nested styles to make you achive more by writing LESS.
love me some less. been less styling for around 3 years. makes working with bootstrap and responsive website a breeze. so much power in the language.
Customise the UIkit Front-End Framework, because of that is used to create the application CSS. I prefer SASS but is equivalent.
CSS Preprocessor, used primarily for variables to ensure brand colour continuity.