How do I build a DRY, simple, static website using Bootstrap 3 including LESS

I want to build a simple, static website using Bootstrap 3.2, including LESS.  I also want to have a small number of pages rather than a single long running page.  How hard can this be?

The answers to both questions were harder to find than I expected.  There is a ridiculous (repetitive) amount of basic information on the use of Bootstrap Components & CSS and, to a lesser degree, the use and value of LESS.  But I found sweet fa on how to get up and running in a useful dev setup.  This post outlines my approach so it won’t be such a hurdle next time :-).

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Learning Less – My LESS, CSS, and HTML reference

Each time I sit down to do a piece of front-end web development, I find myself revisiting the syntax of CSS and LESS, as well as double-checking on HTML elements, then trying to remember when I precede a selector with #, &, >, ::, Caps, etc…  In short, I always spend a bit too long getting things straight in my head (again) – although, arguably, it may well be as much procrastination as anything else!

This post is my personal documentation for next time…

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