CSS is great. It really is. I swear! But there are some limitations to CSS that make writing DRY, reusable, and repeatable CSS hard. Sass is a CSS Preprocessor that helps to solve these issues, and oh so much more. Compass is a framework for Sass, super powering the already incredible preprocessor and allowing you to tap into a vibrant front end community. This is going to be an introduction to the basics of Sass, from Variables to Functions to Mixins to Extendables to Partials, as well how to use Compass deal with CSS prefixing, build and use image sprites, and tap into the Developer community with Compass extensions. And best of all? Everything I'm going to show you is back end independent, so you'll be able to use it anywhere, with anything.
Presenter: Sam Richard
Sam Richard is a front-end developer focused on responsive design, modern best practices and standards, and cross device user experience. He has worked for the New York State Senate, digital agencies, and the World Economic Forum. He maintains several Compass extensions, is the organizer of the New York City Responsive Web Design meetup, the co-organizer of the New York City Sass meetup, and one of the organizers of the upcoming Sass Conference.