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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 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 Sass?

Sass is an extension of CSS3, adding nested rules, variables, mixins, selector inheritance, and more. It's translated to well-formatted, standard CSS using the command line tool or a web-framework plugin.
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        What are some alternatives to Bourbon, Compass, and Sass?
        Animate.css
        It is a bunch of cool, fun, and cross-browser animations for you to use in your projects. Great for emphasis, home pages, sliders, and general just-add-water-awesomeness.
        Less
        Less is a CSS pre-processor, meaning that it extends the CSS language, adding features that allow variables, mixins, functions and many other techniques that allow you to make CSS that is more maintainable, themable and extendable.
        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.
        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.
        CSS Modules
        It is a CSS file in which all class names and animation names are scoped locally by default. The key words here are scoped locally. With this, your CSS class names become similar to local variables in JavaScript. It goes into the compiler, and CSS comes out the other side.
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        Decisions about Bourbon, Compass, and Sass
        React
        React
        GraphQL
        GraphQL
        Apollo
        Apollo
        JavaScript
        JavaScript
        TypeScript
        TypeScript
        Webpack
        Webpack
        React Helmet
        React Helmet
        styled-components
        styled-components
        Sass
        Sass
        Less
        Less
        PostCSS
        PostCSS
        Bootstrap
        Bootstrap
        Semantic UI
        Semantic UI
        Foundation
        Foundation
        React Router
        React Router
        Koa
        Koa
        #JSX
        #React.
        #Css
        #StyledComponents.
        #Async
        #HTML
        #GraphQL
        #Apollo

        ReactQL is a React + GraphQL front-end starter kit. #JSX is a natural way to think about building UI, and it renders to pure #HTML in the browser and on the server, making it trivial to build server-rendered Single Page Apps. GraphQL via Apollo was chosen for the data layer; #GraphQL makes it simple to request just the data your app needs, and #Apollo takes care of communicating with your API (written in any language; doesn't have to be JavaScript!), caching, and rendering to #React.

        ReactQL is written in TypeScript to provide full types/Intellisense, and pick up hard-to-diagnose goofs that might later show up at runtime. React makes heavy use of Webpack 4 to handle transforming your code to an optimised client-side bundle, and in throws back just enough code needed for the initial render, while seamlessly handling import statements asynchronously as needed, making the payload your user downloads ultimately much smaller than trying to do it by hand.

        React Helmet was chosen to handle <head> content, because it works universally, making it easy to throw back the correct <title> and other tags on the initial render, as well as inject new tags for subsequent client-side views.

        styled-components, Sass, Less and PostCSS were added to give developers a choice of whether to build styles purely in React / JavaScript, or whether to defer to a #css #preprocessor. This is especially useful for interop with UI frameworks like Bootstrap, Semantic UI, Foundation, etc - ReactQL lets you mix and match #css and renders to both a static .css file during bundling as well as generates per-page <style> tags when using #StyledComponents.

        React Router handles routing, because it works both on the server and in the client. ReactQL customises it further by capturing non-200 responses on the server, redirecting or throwing back custom 404 pages as needed.

        Koa is the web server that handles all incoming HTTP requests, because it's fast (TTFB < 5ms, even after fully rendering React), and its natively #async, making it easy to async/await inside routes and middleware.

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        Hampton Catlin
        VP of Engineering at Rent The Runway | 4 upvotes 81.2K views
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        Sass
        Sass
        PostCSS
        PostCSS
        styled-components
        styled-components

        We use Sass because I invented it! No, that's not a joke at all! Well, let me explain. So, we used Sass before I started at Rent the Runway because it's the de-facto industry standard for pre-compiled and pre-processed CSS. We do also use PostCSS for stuff like vendor prefixing and various transformations, but Sass (specifically SCSS) is the main developer-focused language for describing our styling. Some internal apps use styled-components and @Aphrodite, but our main website is allllll Sassy. Oh, but the non-joking part is the inventing part. /shrug

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        Kevin Ard uses SassSass

        It was a little awkward building BS3 with LESS, and the rest of the site with SCSS, but it works. SCSS made building the UI elements (ink/flip buttons, img navs, etc) a breeze. It also drives the mobile menu open/close transitions - that would have been much too much with vanilla css.

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        Climate CoLab uses SassSass

        Sass helps us write better stylesheets. One major improvement over CSS that we use a lot is variables - it allows for much easier theming to quickly change brand colors for new instances of the xCoLab.

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        Ujjwal Bhujel uses SassSass

        When you realise that countless lines of CSS codes could be made countable. And off course, a wonderful and cool way to use the logic behind variables and nesting. Simply love it.

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        Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschr盲nkt) uses SassSass

        Sass is used as a part of Woltlab Suite Core, which offers to submit/configure own styles via the injection of own Sass-CSS. So we exclusively rely on Sass for our CSS needs.

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        Refractal uses SassSass

        CSS is a mess. There, we said it. Sass, on the other hand takes CSS and makes it pretty, easy to work with and has stuff like variables which make things seriously awesome.

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        jondueck uses BourbonBourbon

        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.

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        AmericanBibleSociety uses CompassCompass

        Sass library that was originally used on the current JourneyMaker app. We've been slowly removing it from the front end.

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        AmericanBibleSociety uses BourbonBourbon

        [Free] We use this free Sass framework on just about any project that we work on.

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        Mike Hoffert uses BourbonBourbon

        Replaced Foundation grid system with Bourbon Neat.

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        OnlineCity uses CompassCompass

        We build our SASS-based CSS with Compass

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