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Sass and Compass in Action by Wynn Netherland, Nathan Weizenbaum, Chris Eppstein, and Brandon Mathis

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Preface

Just a few short years ago, the idea of a book on Sass or Compass seemed absurd. As early adopters, we knew we had seen the future of stylesheet authoring, but we struggled to gain much traction outside the Ruby community in which Sass was born. Developers often didn’t see the dichotomy of using frameworks to create dynamic web pages while still writing static CSS by hand. Yet others were distrustful of Sass’s only syntax at the time, the original indented, whitespace-significant syntax. It felt too rigid, like too much of a departure from CSS.

In 2010, as we worked to evangelize the benefits of Sass to our designer friends across the industry (and making some converts, we should add), Sass and the idea of preprocessed CSS began to ...

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