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Stitches vs Less: What are the differences?

What is Stitches? The modern CSS-in-JS library with near-zero runtime. It is a fully-typed CSS-in-JS library featuring near-zero runtime, server-side rendering, multi-variant support, and a best-in-class developer experience.

What is 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.

Stitches and Less can be categorized as "CSS Pre-processors / Extensions" tools.

Less is an open source tool with 16.4K GitHub stars and 3.45K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Less's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Less
Pros of Stitches
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    Better than css
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    Variables
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    Mixins
  • 99
    Maintainable
  • 79
    Used by bootstrap
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    Open source
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    Extendable
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    Functions
  • 38
    Dynamic
  • 30
    Fast
  • 1
    CSS is valid LESS, very easy to pick up
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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 Stitches?

    It is a fully-typed CSS-in-JS library featuring near-zero runtime, server-side rendering, multi-variant support, and a best-in-class developer experience.

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    What are some alternatives to Less and Stitches?
    CSS 3
    CSS3 is the latest evolution of the Cascading Style Sheets language and aims at extending CSS2.1. It brings a lot of long-awaited novelties, like rounded corners, shadows, gradients, transitions or animations, as well as new layouts like multi-columns, flexible box or grid layouts. Experimental parts are vendor-prefixed and should either be avoided in production environments, or used with extreme caution as both their syntax and semantics can change in the future.
    Sass
    Sass is an extension of CSS3, adding nested rules, variables, mixins, selector inheritance, and more. It's translated to well-formatted, standard CSS using the command line tool or a web-framework plugin.
    Animate.css
    It is a bunch of cool, fun, and cross-browser animations for you to use in your projects. Great for emphasis, home pages, sliders, and general just-add-water-awesomeness.
    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.
    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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    Reviews of Less and Stitches
    Review of
    Less

    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 Stitches
    papaver uses
    Less

    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.

    Romans Malinovskis uses
    Less
    Giovanni Candido da Silva uses
    Less

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

    BrizTech Ltd. uses
    Less

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

    CodeBee uses
    Less

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