Less vs. Stylus vs. PurifyCSS

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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 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.

What is PurifyCSS?

Remove unused CSS. Also works with single-page apps.

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

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

Why do developers choose PurifyCSS?
Why do you like PurifyCSS?


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

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

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


How much does Less cost?
How much does Stylus cost?
How much does PurifyCSS cost?


What companies use Less?
628 companies on StackShare use Less
What companies use Stylus?
93 companies on StackShare use Stylus
What companies use PurifyCSS?
1 companies on StackShare use PurifyCSS


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

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

  • Sass - Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets
  • PostCSS - Transform CSS with JS plugins
  • Compass - A Stylesheet Authoring Environment that makes your website design simpler to implement and easier to maintain
  • Bourbon - A lightweight mixin library for Sass

See all alternatives to Less

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