Adding and modifying LESS in your web site templates (May 2013)

Speaker: Cory Webb, manoscrafted.com

BONUS: Joomla 3.1 Launch Party with Pizza and Cake

Responsive web design has been rapidly adopted by a vast number of web developers/designers with Twitter Bootstrap leading the way in responsive frameworks. With the release of Joomla 3, Twitter bootstrap is now a core component and many popular template clubs are producing responsive designs incorporating Bootstrap or similar technologies that make use of LESS, the dynamic style sheet language and big-brother to CSS.

In the meetup, we will discuss the pros and cons of LESS-based designs and touch on tips and techniques for editing LESS-based templates.

We'll also have Pizza and cake to celebrate the launch of Joomla 3.1.

Lunch for today's Meetup is sponsored by Savvy Panda. Cake will be provided by Web Wisconsin.

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  • Tom E.

    I hadn't gotten around to understanding LESS and after this I have a much better understanding of what it is and what role it plays. I am much more willing to modify my Joomla templates that have LESS. I think for me it was a good starting off point.

    1 · May 23, 2013

    • Vic D.

      Great feedback Tom. Cheers.

      May 24, 2013

  • Daniel K.

    I felt it was a bit too simple and was hoping more for how to implement LESS with Joomla. This showed some LESS techniques and may have been more helpful for beginners.

    1 · May 23, 2013

    • Vic D.

      Yes, I expected a little more of that also. That's why I included a link in the resources for rockettheme's tutorial.

      May 24, 2013

    • Vic D.

      June will be all Joomla, all the time BTW :)

      May 24, 2013

  • Nathaniel H.

    LESS is More!

    1 · May 23, 2013

    • Vic D.

      I was waiting for someone to say that :)

      May 24, 2013

  • Pam S.

    Since we have newbies and experienced folks, it can be hard to get a good balance but I thought it was a great introduction to LESS. Thank you, Vic, for the 3.1 t-shirts and congrats to the folks who won the 2 copies of Jen Kramer's DVDs on Joomla! 3.0. Jen has several Joomla! training courses on Lynda.com and there is also a course on LESS. You can opt in and out for months as you have time. It's been nice to see so many new people at the JUG meetings. :)

    1 · May 23, 2013

    • Vic D.

      The influx has really given lots of great energy to the group.

      May 24, 2013

  • Deb M.

    Another great session! I almost didn't come because I thought it wouldn't pertain to me. I was wrong. I now see how LESS can make modifying CSS more flexible. I don't do much of it but I can see the potential. Thanks to Cory for a great job in giving an overview in such a short time.

    Thanks for the T-Shirts and Pizza too!

    1 · May 23, 2013

    • Vic D.

      Very welcome Deb. Good to see you.

      May 24, 2013

  • Rich L.

    At first I thought it was going to be overly complex. By the middle once the examples were shown, I saw that it is just a program that writes a program. The redundancy of writing CSS is made more efficient using LESS. :)

    1 · May 23, 2013

  • Nathaniel H.

    Grreat!

    May 23, 2013

  • Vic D.

    Cory was excellent. Really made a complicated topic accessible, even for our novice users.

    May 23, 2013

  • Vic D.

    Gonna be a great meetup with pizza, cake, a Joomla training Video giveaway and a "surprise" for everyone :)

    1 · May 22, 2013

  • Vic D.

    Note: date change to May 23!

    May 1, 2013

  • Vic D.

    Hey folks! We'll also be celebrating Joomla 3.1 at this event. Pizza and cake and Joomla. What cold be better!

    April 24, 2013

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