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Getting Sassy

A Practical Guide to SASS.

About the Book

Are you ready to take your web development skills to the next level?

The Getting SASSY guide will take you there! By learning SASS, your front-end development will be much more organized, faster and highly maintainable.

We'll cover the basics from variables, nesting, mixins, for/each loops and much more! We'll also take an in-depth look at how to structure your projects, as well as how to go about creating a build process that you can use for all your future projects!

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Tim Robards
Tim Robards

G'Day! I'm an Australian developer living in Toronto, Canada. I am passionate about technology & have been a writer & educator in the web development/design space for more years than I can count!

I communicate in a way that is both clear & approachable for beginners, while remaining stimulating for those with some experience - as we work towards the goal of tackling more complex subjects.

I also aim to keep all of my writing as up-to-date as possible! So you can rest assured that you'll be learning the very latest techniques.


Table of Contents

  • Introducing SASS
    • Defining CSS Preprocessors
    • Why use Preprocessors?
    • What is SASS?
    • SCSS or Sass?
  • Setting up SASS
    • Environment Setup
    • Folder Structure
    • File Structure
    • Initializing our Project Directory
    • Install node-sass
    • Compiling Sass Code to CSS
    • Live Reload
  • Variables
  • Nesting
  • Mixins
  • Functions
  • Partials and Importing
    • Using Partials
    • @import in CSS vs SASS
  • Inheritance
  • The Ampersand Operator
  • Control Directives
    • @if and @else
    • @for
    • @while
  • Interpolation
    • The Syntax
    • Why Use Interpolation?
  • Placeholders
    • Why use Placeholders?
  • Structuring your SASS Projects
    • How do we structure our Sass projects?
    • Simple Structure
    • The 7–1 Pattern
    • Get up and running with 7–1:
  • Setup Media Queries with SASS Mixins
    • CSS Media Queries
    • Mixins
    • Setting up your mixins
    • Using a mixin
    • Another way to setup our mixins
  • Setting up the Perfect Build Process
    • What is a build process?
    • The build process
    • Creating the Build Process
    • Summing up
  • Conclusion

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