Introduction to Sass — Part 2

If you’ve never worked with Sass or another CSS preprocessor before, you might be surprised how easy they are to use. It’s as easy to get started writing Sass as writing the CSS you already know.

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Introduction to Sass — Part 1

CSS preprocessors have become part of many designer and developer workflows over the last few years as they help you write and maintain complex CSS code. They offer some of the features of programming languages when you want them, allowing you to ignore them when you don’t.

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Why Your HTML And CSS Mastery Are Not Enough

Shortly after the new year started, Jeff Croft wrote an article titled, Web Standards Killed The HTML Star, which attracted my attention. It was’t so much for what the article was specifically about, but because what it said connected to something I wrote around the same time on design becoming a commodity.

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Why Native CSS Variables Will Be A Good Addition

On Monday I walked through css custom properties for cascading variables and mentioned that some people have objections to variables becoming part of the css language. Two notable objectors are Jeremy Keith and Chris Coyier.

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CSS Variables — How To Use Custom Properties For Cascading Variables

A few years ago one of the more requested features in css was the ability to create variables. With so many repeated values across a stylesheet, the abstraction makes a lot of sense. Then along came preprocessors like Sass and Less and we had variables. The talk for wanting them directly in css quieted down.

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