Where can you find the .less stylesheets and compiler?
.less building blocks are located in
media/jui/less/. The template specific
.lessfiles are located in
The CSS generation wrapper script, LESS compiler, and other similar build tools are located in the
build/ directory of the Joomla source located on GitHub. Refer to Git_for_Coders for more information on using GitHub. The build directory is only available from the Joomla source, it is not included in an official Joomla release.
How to re-generate the CSS stylesheets
To re-generate all the CSS files from a Joomla core distribution, you will need to execute the generation scripts as a CLI application.
cd joomla-cms/build c:\xampp\php\php.exe generatecss.php
Compiling your own LESS files for your template
To compile less files for your own template, you will need to take a copy of the
generatecss.php script and adjust it to suite your template.
Not all LESS compilers are equal
The LESS compiler used for the Joomla core for code style consistency is obtained from leafo.net/lessphp.
If you're working on your own template you can use any compiler you like.
- kyleledbetter.com/jui/less - Example of building your own template.less