Less, Sass, Coffeescript and typescript with Umbraco v7

From noticing a couple of questions on the our forums, it seems like plenty of folks don’t know how you would start with adding less/sass/coffeescript/typescript to your Umbraco project.

One of the easiest options is to use Optimus, it’s main feature is to do bundling and minifications. But besides that  Optimus also features a provider model for dynamic css and js languages.

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When installing the Optimus core the final step of the installation will let you install additional providers for dynamic styleheet (less, sass) and script languages (coffeescript and typescript).

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Depending on the ones you choose you’ll get an additional dynamic stylesheets/dynamic scripts tree in the settings section where you can start creating files of the installed providers.`

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You can then start editing and saving your less/sass/coffescript/typescript file

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These will then compile to css (in the case of less and sass) or js files (in the case of typescript and coffeescript).

That’s how easy it is!

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