Getting Started with Sass

Video description

Get an introduction to Sass—syntactically awesome style sheets—in this hands-on video course from programmer and author Jen Kramer. Sass allows CSS designers to create style sheets that are easier to follow and less repetitive, leveraging data structures like variables, if/else statements, functions, and loops. With this video, you’ll learn how to install and configure a Sass compiler, understand the differences between Sass and CSS, and learn the Sass and SCSS syntax.

You can use whatever text editor you like; Jen explains where to download SublimeText3 and packages that make working with HTML, CSS, and Sass a great experience. You should also install Koala for compiling Sass files, which is Mac/PC compatible and free.

The video will teach you how to:

  • Set up a typical file structure for Sass
  • Work with a Sass compiler to create CSS that the browser can understand
  • Create and work with variables, mixins, nesting, extends, and more to keep code DRY
  • Work with Sass’s built-in functions to manipulate color, make calculations, and more
  • Create a real-world website with Sass
  • Learn industry best practices for Sass file management, so all the code generated is easily managed
  • Since 2000, Jen Kramer has built websites that are supportive of business and marketing goals, in a freelance capacity and as part of an agency. She is a frequent conference speaker and runs many workshops. Jen has created 24 video training courses for on topics including Bootstrap, web semantics, Joomla, and website strategy, and planning.

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Product information

  • Title: Getting Started with Sass
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  • Release date: July 2015
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781491933831