Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thoughs on LESS CSS

So if you don't know about LESS CSS it is a way to generate CSS given a LESS file/object which consists of a lose set of rules.  First impressions this seems really powerful - a way to generate CSS using programming logic.  The problem is that is only limited to generating CSS and not adding additional functionality to CSS.  So even though there is or maybe has been hype around CSS for a developer who is not a CSS developer this has little to no value to you.  In fact I would go as far to say that it has limited use for CSS developers.  Reason I say this is a website design tends not to have a lot of design which can be reused nor is it easy to predict the reuse.  Only real exception to this is website which have a big templating base such as Wordpress.  I can see making different colour themes template really useful but that is really where it ends.  So for me it gets put in the really cool category but I don't have business case for it.