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chrisfay says

Has anyone started using either…

http://twitter.github.com/bootstrap/

or

http://compass-style.org/

Or on that note, had any experience with the popular css preprocessors (ie SASS or LESS )? I’m curious if these are really beneficial or if the overhead is a burden. (ie server side compiling setup for LESS vs SASS ’s ruby requirements). I’ve stuck to a manual workflow thus far, but thinking of harnessing some of these – especially something like http://semantic.gs/.

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chrisfay says

Nobody?

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PixelBin says

Bootstrap looks awesome but I think I’ll just use it as a check list for the things I need to include in my themes rather than using their assets directly. ;)

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jakubt says

I use LESS . It is easy to compile it server side using lessphp, or on desktop with less app (Mac only).

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pxt says

I’ve started using Compass all the time now. The built in mixins and CSS compression are really handy. Bootstrap also looks interesting. Definitely on my list of things to look into.

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PleaseR says

Bootstrap looks very interesting. Definitely going to check it out some time or later. Thanks for the info.

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Parallelus says
jakubt said
I use LESS . It is easy to compile it server side using lessphp, or on desktop with less app (Mac only).

I didn’t know about lessphp. I’ll be looking into this combination. LESS may have fewer capabilities than SASS , Compass, etc. but I think simplicity is good in this situation.

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Nekto says

I started a thread 2 month ago about using lessphp in WP themes. Maybe someone can help me finally to examine lessphp techniques? I would be very appriciated :)

@Parallelus You can find more details about lessphp with this link.

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chrisfay says
Parallelus said
jakubt said
I use LESS . It is easy to compile it server side using lessphp, or on desktop with less app (Mac only).
I didn’t know about lessphp. I’ll be looking into this combination. LESS may have fewer capabilities than SASS , Compass, etc. but I think simplicity is good in this situation.

Lessphp looks great – I’ll have to look into that over using node.js. A co-worker of mine is fairly vocal in his opinion that SASS is better than LESS . He feels the syntax of LESS is too similar to css and can be a pain to differentiate between them, while SASS has just enough of a difference to keep it clear what is and isn’t preprocessor stuff.

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jakubt says
Parallelus said
jakubt said
I use LESS . It is easy to compile it server side using lessphp, or on desktop with less app (Mac only).
I didn’t know about lessphp. I’ll be looking into this combination. LESS may have fewer capabilities than SASS , Compass, etc. but I think simplicity is good in this situation.

Just note that lessphp does not support all LESS features (for example color calculations are not supported)

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