Compass vs. Bourbon vs. PurifyCSS

Hacker News, Reddit, Stack Overflow Stats

  • 15
  • 105
  • 636
  • 16
  • 49
  • 317
  • -
  • 32
  • 15

GitHub Stats


What is Compass?

The compass core framework is a design-agnostic framework that provides common code that would otherwise be duplicated across other frameworks and extensions.

What is Bourbon?

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.

What is PurifyCSS?

Remove unused CSS. Also works with single-page apps.

Want advice about which of these to choose?Ask the StackShare community!


Why do developers choose Compass?
Why do you like Compass?

Why do developers choose Bourbon?
Why do you like Bourbon?

Why do developers choose PurifyCSS?
Why do you like PurifyCSS?


What are the cons of using Compass?
No Cons submitted yet for Compass
Downsides of Compass?

What are the cons of using Bourbon?
No Cons submitted yet for Bourbon
Downsides of Bourbon?

What are the cons of using PurifyCSS?
No Cons submitted yet for PurifyCSS
Downsides of PurifyCSS?


How much does Compass cost?
How much does Bourbon cost?
How much does PurifyCSS cost?


What companies use Compass?
107 companies on StackShare use Compass
What companies use Bourbon?
31 companies on StackShare use Bourbon
What companies use PurifyCSS?
1 companies on StackShare use PurifyCSS


What tools integrate with Compass?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Compass
What tools integrate with Bourbon?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Bourbon
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Compass, Bourbon, and PurifyCSS?

  • Sass - Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets
  • Less - The dynamic stylesheet language
  • PostCSS - Transform CSS with JS plugins
  • Stylus - Expressive, robust, feature-rich CSS language built for nodejs

See all alternatives to Compass

Latest News

Compass for ARKit
Daily API RoundUp: BBVA Compass, Icons8, UpCall, Ret...

Interest Over Time