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Learning Web Development with Bootstrap and AngularJS by Stephen Radford

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Chapter 10. Customizing Bootstrap

Up until now, our application has looked pretty standard. We're taking full advantage of Bootstrap, but the default look is definitely overused. Bootstrap is designed to be customized, and uses the Less or SASS css preprocessor to make this fast and simple.

Over the course of this chapter, we'll take a look at how we can compile Bootstrap's Less source before moving on to customizing the look to make it our own. We'll cover the following topics:

  • The basics of Less
  • Customizing Bootstrap
  • Compiling Less with Grunt or gulp
  • Setting up LiveReload
  • Learning about Bootstrap themes

Compiling Less with Grunt or gulp

Before we begin with any kind of customization, it's a good idea to learn how we can turn many Less files into a single ...

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