What is Sass?
Sass—or Syntactically Awesome StyleSheets—is “an extension of CSS that adds power and elegance to the basic language” (Sass docs). It is actually a Ruby gem that includes a preprocessor that turns Sass script into CSS, which provides several handy features that help keep CSS clean and functional. Think of it as a set of tools that make styling your website easier, like trading a screw-driver for a powerdrill.
How is it used? Although Sass isn’t revolutionary, it is evolutionary. None of its functionality will fundamentally change the way you write CSS, but it will drastically improve the speed, ease, and organization with which you write it. Specific to this talk, we’ll cover:
We’ll also look at some examples of Sass in action for a sense of how you can get the most out of using it, and how you can start using it today on your current web design projects.
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