Sass vs. Less

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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.

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

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


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 companies use Sass?
2546 companies on StackShare use Sass
What companies use Less?
627 companies on StackShare use Less


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

What are some alternatives to Sass and Less?

  • PostCSS - Transform CSS with JS plugins
  • Stylus - Expressive, robust, feature-rich CSS language built for nodejs
  • Compass - A Stylesheet Authoring Environment that makes your website design simpler to implement and easier to maintain
  • Bourbon - A lightweight mixin library for Sass

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