Sass and Compass Designer's Cookbook

Sass and Compass Designer's Cookbook

Publishing Date January 2016
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Compass and Sass make modern web design simple – learn how to write lean and more efficient CSS with this vital resource for any web designer working today

About This Book

  • Leverage Sass to make your CSS code maintainable, reusable and prevent code duplications
  • Shorten debug time with Sass when creating complex CSS code for different browsers and devices
  • Write easy and bullet-proof CSS with Compass using this step-by-step and detailed guide

Who This Book Is For

This book is mainly intended for web developers and designers who are comfortable with CSS and HTML. If you are someone with some experience with CSS, you will find the learning curve of learning Sass syntax to be less steep. Basic knowledge of web development is helpful but you don't have to be a programmer to understand Sass.

What You Will Learn

  • Spend less time debugging code
  • Compile Sass code into readable and maintainable CSS
  • Integrate Sass in your own projects
  • Reuse your code to prevent code duplications
  • Write reusable and portable CSS code
  • Make use of pre-built and established code written by other developers
  • Reduce development and maintenance time of your projects
  • Set up a development environment with Gulp

In Detail

Nowadays CSS plays an important role in modern web development. Building responsive websites with advanced features such as gradients and animations creates a nearly endless amount of new opportunities but also makes your CSS code complex. Sass is an extension of CSS that allows you to use variables, nested rules, mixins, inline imports, and more. Compass is an open-source CSS authoring framework that uses Sass stylesheets to create engaging and robust stylesheets. Sass, with the combined power of Compass helps you to write clean reusable and maintainable CSS and meet the DRY (Don't repeat yourself) principle of software development. This helps web developers build more readable, maintainable and reusable CSS code, hence spending less time debugging CSS code.

Sass and Compass Designer's Cookbook helps you to get most out of CSS3 and harness its benefits to create engaging and receptive applications. This book will help you develop faster and reduce the maintenance time for your web development projects by using Sass and Compass. You will learn how to use with CSS frameworks such as Bootstrap and Foundation and understand how to use other libraries of pre-built mixins. You will also learn setting up a development environment with Gulp.

This book guides you through all the concepts and gives you practical examples for full understanding.