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What is the difference between SASS and CSS?

  • Anonymous
    # February 8, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Title says it all.

    # February 8, 2013 at 4:58 pm

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    @Jarolin Well, SASS is just a preprocessing language for CSS. Basically, you can write CSS faster with shortcuts. After you write it, you need to change it into regular CSS. To do this, you can use the Scout App or if you have a Mac, you can use Codekit. These two programs let you write your SASS or other preprocessed code and they will convert it into normal CSS for you. SASS is basically CSS for people who want to code faster. Here’s a videocast @chriscoyier did to help beginners: http://css-tricks.com/video-screencasts/111-get-yourself-preprocessing-in-just-a-few-minutes/. Also, see these links too: SASS vs. LESS and SASS.

    There are also preprocessing languages for other languages too, including HTML. For example, http://haml.info/ and http://jade-lang.com/.

    Also note that CodePen allows you to use a preprocessing language to code with in the gear icon (for a new pen).

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