Bourbon vs PostCSS: What are the differences?
What is Bourbon? 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.
What is PostCSS? Transform CSS with JS plugins. 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.
Bourbon and PostCSS belong to "CSS Pre-processors / Extensions" category of the tech stack.
"Simple mixins" is the top reason why over 13 developers like Bourbon, while over 17 developers mention "The "babel" of CSS" as the leading cause for choosing PostCSS.
Bourbon and PostCSS are both open source tools. It seems that PostCSS with 21.1K GitHub stars and 1.15K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Bourbon with 8.86K GitHub stars and 916 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, PostCSS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 63 company stacks & 47 developers stacks; compared to Bourbon, which is listed in 25 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.
Originally, I was going to start using Sass with Parcel, but then I learned about Stylus, which looked interesting because it can get the property values of something directly instead of through variables, and PostCSS, which looked interesting because you can customize your Pre/Post-processing. Which tool would you recommend?