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What is Less?

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.

What is PostCSS?

PostCSS is a tool for transforming CSS with JS plugins. These plugins can support variables and mixins, transpile future CSS syntax, inline images, and more.

What is Compass?

The compass core framework is a design-agnostic framework that provides common code that would otherwise be duplicated across other frameworks and extensions.

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    489 companies on StackShare use Less
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    What are some alternatives to Less, PostCSS, and Compass?

    • Sass - Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets
    • Stylus - Expressive, robust, feature-rich CSS language built for nodejs
    • Bourbon - A lightweight mixin library for Sass
    • PurifyCSS - Remove unused CSS. Also works with single-page apps.

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