Stylus vs. Compass vs. Bourbon

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What is 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.

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.
Why do developers choose Stylus?
Why do you like Stylus?

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

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

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

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

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How much does Stylus cost?
How much does Compass cost?
How much does Bourbon cost?
What companies use Stylus?
95 companies on StackShare use Stylus
What companies use Compass?
106 companies on StackShare use Compass
What companies use Bourbon?
31 companies on StackShare use Bourbon
What tools integrate with Stylus?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Stylus
What tools integrate with Compass?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Compass
What tools integrate with Bourbon?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Bourbon

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

  • Sass - Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets
  • Less - The dynamic stylesheet language
  • PostCSS - Transform CSS with JS plugins
  • PurifyCSS - Remove unused CSS. Also works with single-page apps.

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