Less vs. PostCSS vs. Stylus

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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 Stylus?

Stylus is a revolutionary new language, providing an efficient, dynamic, and expressive way to generate CSS. Supporting both an indented syntax and regular CSS style.

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

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


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

What are the cons of using Stylus?
No Cons submitted yet for Stylus
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How much does Less cost?
How much does PostCSS cost?
How much does Stylus cost?


What companies use Less?
627 companies on StackShare use Less
What companies use PostCSS?
89 companies on StackShare use PostCSS
What companies use Stylus?
93 companies on StackShare use Stylus


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

What are some alternatives to Less, PostCSS, and Stylus?

  • Sass - Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets
  • Compass - A Stylesheet Authoring Environment that makes your website design simpler to implement and easier to maintain
  • Bourbon - A lightweight mixin library for Sass
  • PurifyCSS - Remove unused CSS. Also works with single-page apps.

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