Sass vs. Less vs. PostCSS



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Description

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 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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Pros

Why do developers choose Sass?
Why do you like Sass?

Why do developers choose Less?
Why do you like Less?

Why do developers choose PostCSS?
Why do you like PostCSS?

Cons

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

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

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

Pricing

How much does Sass cost?
How much does Less cost?
How much does PostCSS cost?

Companies

What companies use Sass?
2479 companies on StackShare use Sass
What companies use Less?
627 companies on StackShare use Less
What companies use PostCSS?
90 companies on StackShare use PostCSS

Integrations

What tools integrate with Sass?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with Sass
No integrations listed yet
What tools integrate with PostCSS?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with PostCSS

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

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

See all alternatives to Sass

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