Stylus vs. Compass vs. PurifyCSS

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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 PurifyCSS?

Remove unused CSS. Also works with single-page apps.

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

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

Why do developers choose PurifyCSS?
Why do you like PurifyCSS?


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
Downsides of Compass?

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


How much does Stylus cost?
How much does Compass cost?
How much does PurifyCSS cost?


What companies use Stylus?
93 companies on StackShare use Stylus
What companies use Compass?
107 companies on StackShare use Compass
What companies use PurifyCSS?
1 companies on StackShare use PurifyCSS


What tools integrate with Stylus?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Stylus
What tools integrate with Compass?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Compass
No integrations listed yet

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

  • Sass - Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets
  • Less - The dynamic stylesheet language
  • PostCSS - Transform CSS with JS plugins
  • Bourbon - A lightweight mixin library for Sass

See all alternatives to Stylus

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