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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 Stitches
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    Better than css
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    Variables
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    Mixins
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    Maintainable
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    Used by bootstrap
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    Open source
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    Extendable
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    Functions
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    Dynamic
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    Fast
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    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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