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Jan 24 2012

Railo running JAVA version of less.js

At Work, we are giving one of our sites a make over which was done by an external company. They have delivered some working HTML, but very quickly that I discovered that I am going to have to tweak the CSS - lots of hard coded height and widths for mega menu; not so good for a CMS.

After a bit of a look around it seems to me that it was generated with less.js. So I have asked if they could provide me with the less files.

While waiting for that I did a bit of Googling and found that Railo can run a JAVA version of less.js. A bit of downloading some JARS and cut and paste coding I had it working - first time!

Next I tweaked it a bit forther to create something that would output CSS content with something like:

<link rel='stylesheet' href='/less/index.cfm?src=/css/global-styles.less' />


<cfsetting enablecfoutputonly="true">
<cfparam name="URL.src" type="string">
<cfset variables.javajs = createObject("java","",
<cfset variables.javaless = createObject("java","com.asual.lesscss.LessEngine",
<cfcontent type="text/css" reset="true">
<cfsetting enablecfoutputonly="false">

Thanks to Cfelement, Nathan Strutz and Asual - Oh, and those wonderful folks over at Railo ;-)

Posted by AJ Mercer at 3:14 PM - Categories: Railo | CFML

Jan 5 2012

CFML Study Group - Perth AU

At the start of last year, Chris Bauer and I got together to take a look at the CFWheels framework in what we refered to as a 'study group'. We are going to kick this off again in the new year.

We have also been discussing running CFML classes. The recently released Railo 3 Beginners Guide book would make an excellent text book. I am sure I could get a good price for bulk order.

So if you would like to learn the ColdFusion Markup Language, or would like to extend your skills, please leave a comment.


Posted by AJ Mercer at 2:16 PM - Categories: Railo | CFML