LESS on Espresso

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27 Aug, 2010 10:50 AM

I'm using LESS with MacRabbit Espresso.
There isn't any code support for the nested classes ( ...{ ...{ ... } } ).

Can you help me with some sugar.less ? (I just published this message in the espresso forum too).

_ Mario

  1. 1 Posted by paplop on 11 Sep, 2010 02:55 PM

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    I think that the only canche is to create by myself a sugar for LESS: there isn't any LESS sugar for Espresso just developed with the nested classes management?

  2. 2 Posted by JayKayAu on 12 Oct, 2010 07:37 AM

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    I'd like this too. Subscribing in case there's further news :)

  3. 3 Posted by williamhutter on 20 Sep, 2011 09:55 PM

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    I'd like too also ! LESS and Espresso would be the perfect match to design sites :)

  4. 4 Posted by Antoine on 29 Sep, 2011 01:42 PM

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    Here is a start for those who want to use LESS with Espresso ;)

    It really needs some development, I already start to use it, but it do not recognize nested rules. If somebody want to fork it ;)

  5. 5 Posted by paplop on 10 Oct, 2011 03:43 PM

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    With Espresso 2 there's no support to LESS.

    There is the LESS discussion in the Espresso forum: http://wiki.macrabbit.com/forums/viewthread/973/#5452

    For me this is the better LESS sugar (for now): https://github.com/cellfusion/LESS.sugar

  6. 6 Posted by paplop on 10 Oct, 2011 03:54 PM

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    I correct, the best cookie I've tried is this: https://github.com/mkoistinen/LESS.sugar

  7. 7 Posted by Brian on 23 Mar, 2012 05:04 PM

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    Paplop, why do you prefer the mkoistinen fork to cellfusion's?

  8. 8 Posted by Antoine on 23 Mar, 2012 05:34 PM

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    I gave it a try and paplop. It is the more efficient sugar for now.
    Cellfusion's sugar does not fully support CSS/LESS completion. Mkoistinen's one does :)

    Thanks Paplop !

    -- https://github.com/mkoistinen/LESS.sugar

  9. 9 Posted by paplop on 28 Mar, 2012 08:54 AM

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    You're welcome Antoine ;-)

    Brian, it's true: I tested all sugars and mkoinstinen was the best. However, it is absurd that MacRabbit doesn't support natively this widely used tool.

    Espresso was a good candidate to became the best front-end dev friend but now, after 2 years of use I think that is only slightly more comfortable than TextMate without the great support of TextMate.

    Unfortunately Espresso has proved a low-aptitude to the ruby-on-rails-world.
    For now I switched to TextMate. A bit more inconvenient but with all dev support. Overall the best solution for front-end dev, for now.

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