Speaker: Andy Gibson
Andy is a software engineer based in Scotland who has over 10 years experience working in Web Development and .NET. He is a passionate developer and is always looking for ways to hone his skills and improve at his craft which lead him to get involved in the Scottish and UK development communities.
Brief Synopsis of Session
CSS frameworks, grid layouts and pre-processors have been getting a lot of attention in the last few years, all designed to make developing clean, elegant web pages and applications easier and more maintainable for both programmers and designers. This session will introduce the LESS pre-processor.
Description of Session
CSS has so many choices, should I go responsive? Should I use a grid layout or build my own? Should I use a framework? Should I stab my eyeballs out with this rusty screwdriver? (That last one may just be my colleagues ;-) It's no wonder that a lot of developers don't find CSS friendly.
CSS pre-processors are trying to bridge the gap and make CSS a more organic and logical styling language while still being understandable. LESS, Leaner CSS, is one of these pre-processors and this session will provide an introduction to it as well as covering
- Basic syntax including nesting
- Variables and Mixins
- Tooling & Build Integration
If you're interested in learning about writing better, maintainable CSS, this session might be for you.