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Advice on Compass, Less, and Sass
awesomebanana2018
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Stylus
Sass
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PostCSS

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?

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PostCSS

You're not correct with saying "vs Postcss". You're using Less/Sass/Stylus/... to produce "CSS" (maybe extended means it has some future features) and then in any case PostCSS will play (it is shipped with Parcel/NextJS/CRA/...)

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Decisions about Compass, Less, and Sass
Noel Broda
Founder, CEO, CTO at NoFilter | 2 upvotes 路 19 views

We know that Sass is not a replace for CSS, but in my mind there is no CSS with no Sass.

One of the first complement/plugins I add to the environment, are the Sass processing files/demons.

I couldn't imagine going back to pure CSS. Sass is even the way to go, regarding Styled Components, CSS Modules, and all the other options.

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Cory Bell

JSS is makes a lot of sense when styling React components and styled-components is a really nice implementation of JSS. I still get to write pure CSS, but in a more componentized way. With CSS post-processors like SASS and LESS, you spend a lot of time deciding where your .scss or .less files belong, which classes should be shared, and generally fighting the component nature of React. With styled-components, you get the best of CSS and React. In this project, I have ZERO CSS files or global CSS classes and I leverage mixins quite a bit.

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Pros of Compass
Pros of Less
Pros of Sass
  • 9
    No vendor prefix CSS pain
  • 1
    Mixins
  • 1
    Variables
  • 1
    Compass sprites
  • 214
    Better than css
  • 176
    Variables
  • 140
    Mixins
  • 99
    Maintainable
  • 79
    Used by bootstrap
  • 56
    Open source
  • 51
    Extendable
  • 42
    Functions
  • 38
    Dynamic
  • 30
    Fast
  • 1
    CSS is valid LESS, very easy to pick up
  • 604
    Variables
  • 587
    Mixins
  • 465
    Nested rules
  • 411
    Maintainable
  • 296
    Functions
  • 148
    Modular flexible code
  • 140
    Open source
  • 111
    Selector inheritance
  • 107
    Dynamic
  • 96
    Better than cs
  • 4
    Used by Bootstrap
  • 2
    If and for function
  • 1
    Custom functions
  • 1
    Better than less

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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 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 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 Compass, Less, and Sass?
Cherokee
Cherokee is highly efficient, extremely lightweight and provides rock solid stability. Among its many features there is one that deserves special credit: a user friendly interface called cherokee-admin that is provided for a no-hassle configuration of every single feature of the server.
Protractor
Protractor is an end-to-end test framework for Angular and AngularJS applications. Protractor runs tests against your application running in a real browser, interacting with it as a user would.
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.
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.
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Reviews of Compass, Less, and Sass
Review of
Less

Absolutely fantastic, not only does it allow for modularity but it is armed with the most useful features like colour operations and nested styles to make you achive more by writing LESS.

How developers use Compass, Less, and Sass
Kevin Ard uses
Sass

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.

Climate CoLab uses
Sass

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.

Ujjwal Bhujel uses
Sass

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.

Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschr盲nkt) uses
Sass

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.

Refractal uses
Sass

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.

papaver uses
Less

love me some less. been less styling for around 3 years. makes working with bootstrap and responsive website a breeze. so much power in the language.

Romans Malinovskis uses
Less
Giovanni Candido da Silva uses
Less

Customise the UIkit Front-End Framework, because of that is used to create the application CSS. I prefer SASS but is equivalent.

AmericanBibleSociety uses
Compass

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

BrizTech Ltd. uses
Less

CSS Preprocessor, used primarily for variables to ensure brand colour continuity.

CodeBee uses
Less

We use Less to organize our CSS code with imports, variables, mixins, and more.

OnlineCity uses
Compass

We build our SASS-based CSS with Compass