As we with a big percentage of developers generate their CSS style sheets using a CSS preprocessor such as Less or SASS because the CSS files are generated and while editing the CSS files directly is most of the time not as helpful.
You may as what exactly are CSS Preprocessors?
These CSS preprocessors processes text file and output exact CSS in exactly what is needed. The text file contains is depended on the individual preprocessor, but with both of the popular Less and SASS are a superset of CSS, they includes everything already in the CSS specification some additional features. The major benefit of which is that if you already know CSS, you can write valid LESS and SASS with learning some additional tricks.
As we see that CSS doesn’t include features which developers are looking for, example it’s doesn’t include variables, constants or general syntax.
As many developers understand the use of variables; are paramount as it allows developers to assign a value to a name, which can then be used throughout the stylesheet plus it’s more maintainable if you in the need to change a single value in one place then going through all of your CSS files for every instance.
Maintaining & developing CSS can takes time and using a CSS preprocessor can simplifies the task of writing readable, maintainable CSS.
If you’ve haven’t started using a preprocessor and wanting to this is the perfect article as we have rounded up a general list of 10 great CSS Preprocessors for you to look through and hopefully choose and learn.