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CSS Modules vs PostCSS: What are the differences?

CSS Modules: A CSS file in which all class names and animation names are scoped locally by default. It is a CSS file in which all class names and animation names are scoped locally by default. The key words here are scoped locally. With this, your CSS class names become similar to local variables in JavaScript. It goes into the compiler, and CSS comes out the other side; 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.

CSS Modules and PostCSS can be primarily classified as "CSS Pre-processors / Extensions" tools.

PostCSS is an open source tool with 21.1K GitHub stars and 1.15K GitHub forks. Here's a link to PostCSS's open source repository on GitHub.

Rainist, Uploadcare, and Leroy Merlin Brasil are some of the popular companies that use PostCSS, whereas CSS Modules is used by Getaround, Discord, and Canopy. PostCSS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 63 company stacks & 47 developers stacks; compared to CSS Modules, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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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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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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Pros of CSS Modules
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    Static rather than compiled at runtime
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    The "babel" of CSS
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    Customizable
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    Autoprefixer
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    Variables
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    PostCSS Flexbugs Fixes
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    Mixins
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What is CSS Modules?

It is a CSS file in which all class names and animation names are scoped locally by default. The key words here are scoped locally. With this, your CSS class names become similar to local variables in JavaScript. It goes into the compiler, and CSS comes out the other side.

What is 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.

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