Didn’t Chris do a let’s suck at Github together? :) I’d join that conversation – I’d love to have something in place that didn’t rely on subversion.
Hey guys….so from experience, I know about the learning curve and threshold that SASS may have for Windows users. A couple of times I wanted to start with SASS and once I saw Ruby and command line and whatnot, I gave up already. Not sure if that’s just me or a general PC user problem.
@Senff Honestly, having a Ruby dependency is why I shied away from SASS.
@Mottie : that’s the point of my article — there is no Ruby dependency for the user at all! With Compass.app, it’s amazingly simple.
(Well, under the hood it’s Ruby, but you won’t have to deal with it.)
I did look into LESS but it came with a few too many things where I was put off (“The easiest way to install LESS on the server, is via npm, the node package manager” is one of them! I don’t want to deal with NPMs. Ha!)
Anyways, I’ve chosen SASS as my weapon of choice for the time being, glad to see that Chris’ “SASS vs LESS” article favors it too.
@Senff, thank you for your article, and I think it’s a good tutorial on getting up and running quickly! I don’t think Sass is that hard to get running on Windows with Ruby, though. You can use the Rails Installer. It will install everything you need, and to get Sass running you just have to run a few commands, and that’s all.
Just a follow up on my previous post: still using SCSS. It’s completely changed how I write CSS. I use generally use Compass through the Terminal (don’t use Codekit, stopped using LiveReload). We’ve even built it into our basic framework.