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Sass and Compass Designer's Cookbook

By : Bass Jobsen, Stuart Robson
Book Image

Sass and Compass Designer's Cookbook

By: Bass Jobsen, Stuart Robson

Overview of this book

Sass and Compass Designer's Cookbook helps you to get most out of CSS3 and harness its benefits to create engaging and receptive applications. This book will help you develop faster and reduce the maintenance time for your web development projects by using Sass and Compass. You will learn how to use with CSS frameworks such as Bootstrap and Foundation and understand how to use other libraries of pre-built mixins. You will also learn setting up a development environment with Gulp. This book guides you through all the concepts and gives you practical examples for full understanding.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Sass and Compass Designer's Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Using variables

When writing CSS code, you will have to repeat identical values and colors all around the place. Variables enable you to define commonly used values at a single place and solve the problem of repeating identical values in your code.

Getting ready

For this recipe, you will use the command-line Sass compiler and Compass. Read the Installing Sass for command line usage recipe of Chapter 1, Getting Started with Sass, to find out how to install it. In the Installing Compass recipe of Chapter 1, Getting Started with Sass, you can read about how to install Compass. You can edit the SCSS code in your favorite text editor. Finally, you will need a modern web browser to inspect the results.

How to do it...

The following steps help you to understand how to use variables in Sass:

  1. Create a file called variables.scss. This file should contain the following Sass code:

    @import 'compass/utilities/color/contrast'; 
    // scss-lint:disable ColorKeyword 
    $warning-color: orange;