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Less vs node-sass: What are the differences?

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; node-sass: *Node.js bindings to libsass *. It is a library that provides binding for Node.js to LibSass, the C version of the popular stylesheet preprocessor, Sass It allows you to natively compile .scss files to css at incredible speed and automatically via a connect middleware..

Less and node-sass belong to "CSS Pre-processors / Extensions" category of the tech stack.

Less and node-sass are both open source tools. It seems that Less with 16.1K GitHub stars and 3.45K forks on GitHub has more adoption than node-sass with 6.49K GitHub stars and 949 GitHub forks.

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 node-sass?

It is a library that provides binding for Node.js to LibSass, the C version of the popular stylesheet preprocessor, Sass. It allows you to natively compile .scss files to css at incredible speed and automatically via a connect middleware.
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        Review ofLessLess

        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.

        How developers use Less and node-sass
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        papaver uses LessLess

        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.

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        Romans Malinovskis uses LessLess
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        Giovanni Candido da Silva uses LessLess

        Customise the UIkit Front-End Framework, because of that is used to create the application CSS. I prefer SASS but is equivalent.

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        BrizTech Ltd. uses LessLess

        CSS Preprocessor, used primarily for variables to ensure brand colour continuity.

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        CodeBee uses LessLess

        We use Less to organize our CSS code with imports, variables, mixins, and more.

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