Sass vs. Stylus vs. PurifyCSS

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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 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.

What is PurifyCSS?

Remove unused CSS. Also works with single-page apps.

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Why do developers choose Sass?
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Why do developers choose Stylus?
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Why do developers choose PurifyCSS?
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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 Stylus?
No Cons submitted yet for Stylus
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What are the cons of using PurifyCSS?
No Cons submitted yet for PurifyCSS
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How much does Sass cost?
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What companies use Sass?
2551 companies on StackShare use Sass
What companies use Stylus?
93 companies on StackShare use Stylus
What companies use PurifyCSS?
1 companies on StackShare use PurifyCSS


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

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

  • Less - The dynamic stylesheet language
  • 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

See all alternatives to Sass

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