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Jump Start Sass by Miriam Suzanne, Hugo Giraudel

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Chapter 10The Sass Ecosystem

In my mind, the Sass ecosystem is where it all comes together. If you ask the Sass core developers, they’ll tell you that the community is where it all starts. Sass first gained wide-spread attention when Chris Eppstein released Compass in 2009, a project specifically designed to manage Sass packages and encourage open-source Sass code-sharing.

At that time, code-sharing in CSS meant copy-pasting libraries of prebuilt class names. Some people were sharing resets and grid systems, but that was about it. Eppstein saw an opportunity for Sass to change that, and help bring open-source collaboration to designers as CSS authors. And that, my friends, is the only reason I’m writing this book today.

But community wasn’t the ...

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