Sass vs. PostCSS

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

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


What are the cons of using Sass?
No Cons submitted yet for Sass
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What are the cons of using PostCSS?
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How much does Sass cost?
How much does PostCSS cost?


What companies use Sass?
2546 companies on StackShare use Sass
What companies use PostCSS?
89 companies on StackShare use PostCSS


What tools integrate with Sass?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with Sass
What tools integrate with PostCSS?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with PostCSS

What are some alternatives to Sass and PostCSS?

  • Less - The dynamic stylesheet language
  • 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

See all alternatives to Sass

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