Sass and Compass in Action

Sass and Compass in Action is the definitive guide to stylesheet authoring using these two revolutionary tools. Written for both designers and developers, this book demonstrates the power of both Sass and Compass through a series of examples that address common pain points associated with traditional stylesheet authoring. The book begins with simple topics such as CSS resets and moves on to more involved topics such as grid frameworks and CSS3 vendor implementation differences.

For 15 years, we’ve been using CSS to patiently paint the web by hand. No more! Sass and Compass add scripting and a library of components to standard CSS so you can simplify stylesheet authoring, automate tedious tasks, and add dynamic styling features to your pages. Think of Sass and Compass as power tools that allow you to paint with remarkable speed and precision.

Sass and Compass in Action is a hands-on guide to stylesheet authoring using these two revolutionary tools. This practical book shows you how to eliminate common CSS pain points and concentrate on making your pages pop. You’ll begin with simple topics like CSS resets and then progress to more substantial challenges like building a personal stylesheet framework to bundle and reuse your own approaches and opinions.

What’s Inside

  • CSS for desktop and mobile web apps
  • Loaded with examples and reusable techniques
  • Authors are Sass and Compass creators and core team members

Table of Contents
Part 1: Getting acquainted with Sass and Compass
Chapter 1. Sass and Compass make stylesheets fun again
Chapter 2. Basic Sass syntax

Part 2: Using Sass and Compass in practice
Chapter 3. CSS grids without the math
Chapter 4. Eliminate the mundane using Compass
Chapter 5. CSS3 with Compass

Part 3: Tuning for production
Chapter 6. Spriting
Chapter 7. From prototype to production
Chapter 8. High-performance stylesheets

Part 4: Advanced Sass and Compass
Chapter 9. Scripting with Sass
Chapter 10. Creating and sharing a Compass extension

Appendix A. Installing Sass and Compass
Appendix B. Getting started with Compass
Appendix C. The Sass syntaxes

Book Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Manning Publications (July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1617290149
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617290145
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