Less vs. PostCSS

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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.

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Why do developers choose Less?
Why do you like Less?

Why do developers choose PostCSS?
Why do you like PostCSS?


What are the cons of using Less?
No Cons submitted yet for Less
Downsides of Less?

What are the cons of using PostCSS?
No Cons submitted yet for PostCSS
Downsides of PostCSS?


How much does Less cost?
How much does PostCSS cost?


What companies use Less?
627 companies on StackShare use Less
What companies use PostCSS?
90 companies on StackShare use PostCSS


No integrations listed yet
What tools integrate with PostCSS?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with PostCSS

What are some alternatives to Less and PostCSS?

  • Sass - Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets
  • Compass - A Stylesheet Authoring Environment that makes your website design simpler to implement and easier to maintain
  • Stylus - Expressive, robust, feature-rich CSS language built for nodejs
  • Bourbon - A lightweight mixin library for Sass

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