Bourbon vs Compass: What are the differences?
Developers describe Bourbon as "A lightweight mixin library for Sass". Bourbon is a library of pure sass mixins that are designed to be simple and easy to use. No configuration required. The mixins aim to be as vanilla as possible, meaning they should be as close to the original CSS syntax as possible. On the other hand, Compass is detailed as "A Stylesheet Authoring Environment that makes your website design simpler to implement and easier to maintain". The compass core framework is a design-agnostic framework that provides common code that would otherwise be duplicated across other frameworks and extensions.
Bourbon and Compass belong to "CSS Pre-processors / Extensions" category of the tech stack.
"Simple mixins" is the primary reason why developers consider Bourbon over the competitors, whereas "No vendor prefix CSS pain" was stated as the key factor in picking Compass.
Bourbon and Compass are both open source tools. Bourbon with 8.86K GitHub stars and 916 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Compass with 6.91K GitHub stars and 1.23K GitHub forks.
Weebly, Movielala, and Custora are some of the popular companies that use Compass, whereas Bourbon is used by DeveloperTown, Helpful, and devbase.io. Compass has a broader approval, being mentioned in 88 company stacks & 42 developers stacks; compared to Bourbon, which is listed in 25 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.
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Using Bourbon Neat for building a grid. It's easy to implement and is added to the CSS rather than the html which keeps similar modules looking the same.
Sass library that was originally used on the current JourneyMaker app. We've been slowly removing it from the front end.
[Free] We use this free Sass framework on just about any project that we work on.