Sass Essentials

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  • Install Sass and compile code to produce valid CSS style sheets
  • Work with mixins and variables to help streamline writing styles
  • Define CSS attribute values using the power of functions and operators
  • Reduce repetition of code through the use of nesting styles
  • Understand how to rationalize code by extending existing styles
  • Explore the use of directives to control how styles are created
  • Apply techniques to existing projects or well-known applications such as WordPress or Bootstrap

Sass is a professional grade CSS extension language known for its stability and versatility in the field of web design. It introduces new concepts to CSS, such as variables and nesting, that allow users to speed up their workflows and make their code more dynamic.

Sass Essentials is a fast-paced, hands-on guide that breaks down the mysteries of preprocessing CSS styles using the Sass preprocessor and shows you how you can apply simple techniques to quickly and efficiently create CSS style sheets.

With this book, you will dive in and familiarize yourself with some popular directives and see how, with some care and planning, they can prove to be really powerful tools to use in Sass.

  • Streamline CSS development using the power of SASS
  • Discover how to transition existing projects to SASS
  • Create dynamic websites with faster load times, resuable CSS code, and simplified workflows
Page Count 186
Course Length 5 hours 34 minutes
ISBN 9781782174301
Date Of Publication 26 Jul 2015


Alex Libby

Alex Libby has a background in IT support. He has been involved in supporting end users for almost 20 years in a variety of different environments; a recent change in role now sees Alex working as an MVT test developer for a global distributor based in the UK. Although Alex gets to play with different technologies in his day job, his first true love has always been with the open source movement, and in particular experimenting with CSS/CSS3, jQuery, and HTML5. To date, Alex has written 11 books on subjects such as jQuery, HTML5 Video, SASS, and CSS for Packt, and has reviewed several more. Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 Essentials is Alex's twelfth book for Packt, and second completed as a collaboration project.

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