LESS - GUIs


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In this chapter, we will understand the GUIs for LESS. You can use different LESS tools for your platform. For command line usage and tools click this link.

The following table lists the GUI compilers that supports cross platform.

Sr.No. Tools & Description
1 Crunch 2!

It supports across platforms like Windows, Mac and Linux. It provides editor with integrated compiling.

2

Mixture

It is a rapid prototyping and static site generation tool used by designers and developers. It is quick, efficient and works well with your editor. It brings together a collection of awesome tools and best practices.

3 SimpLESS

It is a minimalistic LESS compiler. It provides drag, drop and compile functionality. SimpLESS supports prefixing your CSS by using prefixr which is the unique feature of SimpLESS. It is built on Titanium platform.

4 Koala

It is used to compile LESS, SASS and CoffeeScript. It provides features like compile error notification supports and compile options supports.

The following table lists the GUI compilers that support Windows platform.

Sr.No. Tools & Description
1 Prepros

It a tool that compiles LESS, SASS, Compass, Stylus, Jade and many more.

2 WinLess

Initially it was a clone of LESS.app, it has several settings and takes more feature complete approach. It supports starting with command line arguments.

The following table lists the GUI compilers that supports OS X platform.

Sr.No. Tools & Description
1 CodeKit

t is successor of LESS.app and supports LESS among many other processing languages like SASS, Jade, Markdown and more.

2 LiveReload

It edits CSS and changes images instantly. SASS, LESS, CoffeeScript and others work well.

The following table lists the GUI compilers that supports OS X platform.

Sr.No. Tools & Description
1 Plessc

It is gui frontend for lessc. It has features like log viewer, auto compile, opening the LESS file with the chosen editor and sourcemap support.



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