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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 the @extend directive with care

When extending a selector, it will extend all the occurrences of the selector. This recipe shows why you should use the @extend directive with care to prevent your CSS code from containing unwanted or unexpected selectors.

Getting ready

You can use either the Ruby Sass compiler or the online SassMeister compiler to compile the SCSS of this recipe into static CSS code. More information about the Ruby Sass compiler and SassMeister can be found in the Installing Sass for command line usage recipe of Chapter 1, Getting Started with Sass, and the Playing on SassMeister recipe of Chapter 2, Debugging Your Code.

How to do it...

Perform the following steps to understand why you should use the @extend directive with care:

  1. Create a Sass template called example.scss. Write down the following SCSS code into this file:

    .example {
      color: $base-color;
      &:hover {
        color: lighten($base-color,20%);
    .parent .example {
      width: 500px;
    .test {