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Grunt Cookbook by Jurie-Jan Botha

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Compiling LESS to CSS

In this recipe, we'll make use of the contrib-less (0.11.4) plugin to compile our LESS style sheets to CSS style sheets, which can be used by our web applications.

Getting ready

In this example, we'll work with the basic project structure we created in the Installing Grunt on a project recipe in Chapter 1, Getting Started with Grunt. Be sure to refer to it if you are not yet familiar with its contents.

How to do it...

The following steps will take us through creating a simple LESS style sheet and compiling it to CSS:

  1. We'll start by installing the package that contains the contrib-less plugin, as per the instructions provided in the Installing a plugin recipe in Chapter 1, Getting Started with Grunt.
  2. Let's create a simple LESS file ...

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