Sass vs. Less vs. Bourbon

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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.

What is 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.

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 Sass?
Why do you like Sass?

Why do developers choose Less?
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Why do developers choose Bourbon?
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What are the cons of using Sass?
No Cons submitted yet for Sass
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What are the cons of using Less?
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What are the cons of using Bourbon?
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How much does Sass cost?
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What companies use Sass?
2615 companies on StackShare use Sass
What companies use Less?
629 companies on StackShare use Less
What companies use Bourbon?
31 companies on StackShare use Bourbon
What tools integrate with Sass?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with Sass
No integrations listed yet
What tools integrate with Bourbon?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Bourbon

What are some alternatives to Sass, Less, and Bourbon?

  • PostCSS - Transform CSS with JS plugins
  • Stylus - Expressive, robust, feature-rich CSS language built for nodejs
  • Compass - A Stylesheet Authoring Environment that makes your website design simpler to implement and easier to maintain
  • PurifyCSS - Remove unused CSS. Also works with single-page apps.

See all alternatives to Sass

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