Sass vs. Less vs. Stylus

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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.

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.


Why do developers choose Sass?
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    Why do developers choose Stylus?
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    What are the cons of using Sass?
    No Cons submitted yet for Sass
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    What are the cons of using Less?
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    What are the cons of using Stylus?
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    What companies use Sass?
    1797 companies on StackShare use Sass
    What companies use Less?
    488 companies on StackShare use Less
    What companies use Stylus?
    67 companies on StackShare use Stylus


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

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

    • PostCSS - Transform CSS with JS plugins
    • Compass - A Stylesheet Authoring Environment that makes your website design simpler to implement and easier to maintain
    • Bourbon - A lightweight mixin library for Sass
    • PurifyCSS - Remove unused CSS. Also works with single-page apps.

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