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Autoprefixer vs PostCSS: What are the differences?

Autoprefixer: PostCSS plugin to parse CSS and add vendor prefixes to CSS rules. It is a CSS post processor. It combs through compiled CSS files to add or remove vendor prefixes like -webkit and -moz after checking the code; PostCSS: Transform CSS with JS plugins. PostCSS is a tool for transforming CSS with JS plugins. These plugins can support variables and mixins, transpile future CSS syntax, inline images, and more.

Autoprefixer and PostCSS can be categorized as "CSS Pre-processors / Extensions" tools.

PostCSS is an open source tool with 21.2K GitHub stars and 1.16K GitHub forks. Here's a link to PostCSS's open source repository on GitHub.

Rainist, Uploadcare, and Twilio SendGrid are some of the popular companies that use PostCSS, whereas Autoprefixer is used by Startae, Brigade, and Clippings. PostCSS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 95 company stacks & 240 developers stacks; compared to Autoprefixer, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

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Originally, I was going to start using Sass with Parcel, but then I learned about Stylus, which looked interesting because it can get the property values of something directly instead of through variables, and PostCSS, which looked interesting because you can customize your Pre/Post-processing. Which tool would you recommend?

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You're not correct with saying "vs Postcss". You're using Less/Sass/Stylus/... to produce "CSS" (maybe extended means it has some future features) and then in any case PostCSS will play (it is shipped with Parcel/NextJS/CRA/...)

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    What is Autoprefixer?

    It is a CSS post processor. It combs through compiled CSS files to add or remove vendor prefixes like -webkit and -moz after checking the code.

    What is PostCSS?

    PostCSS is a tool for transforming CSS with JS plugins. These plugins can support variables and mixins, transpile future CSS syntax, inline images, and more.

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      gulp
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      Sass
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      Less
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      Stylus
      Stylus is a revolutionary new language, providing an efficient, dynamic, and expressive way to generate CSS. Supporting both an indented syntax and regular CSS style.
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