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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

Map functions

Since version 3.3, Sass has not only supported lists, as discussed in the List functions recipe of this chapter, but also maps. Maps are a list of key value pairs, also called associative arrays or hashes in other languages.

Getting ready

Install Ruby Sass to compile your SCSS code on the command line. Read the Installing Sass for command line usage recipe of Chapter 1, Getting Started with Sass, to find out how to install Ruby Sass.

How to do it...

Here are the steps showing implementation of map functions:

  1. Create a file called main.scss, which will contain the following SCSS code:

     $configuration: ( //defaults
      width: 768px,
      colors: (
        default: #ff0,
        alert: #f00
    $configuration: map-merge($configuration, (width: 1024px)); //customization
    element {
      background-color: map-get(map-get($configuration, colors), default);
      width: map-get($configuration, width);
  2. Then, run the following command in your console:

    sass main.scss
  3. The command from the previous step should...