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Advice on Bourbon, Sass, and Stylus
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Originally, I was going to start using Sass with Parcel, but then I learned about Stylus, which looked interesting because it can get the property values of something directly instead of through variables, and PostCSS, which looked interesting because you can customize your Pre/Post-processing. Which tool would you recommend?

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You're not correct with saying "vs Postcss". You're using Less/Sass/Stylus/... to produce "CSS" (maybe extended means it has some future features) and then in any case PostCSS will play (it is shipped with Parcel/NextJS/CRA/...)

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Decisions about Bourbon, Sass, and Stylus
Noel Broda
Founder, CEO, CTO at NoFilter · | 2 upvotes · 4.5K views

We know that Sass is not a replace for CSS, but in my mind there is no CSS with no Sass.

One of the first complement/plugins I add to the environment, are the Sass processing files/demons.

I couldn't imagine going back to pure CSS. Sass is even the way to go, regarding Styled Components, CSS Modules, and all the other options.

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Cory Bell

JSS is makes a lot of sense when styling React components and styled-components is a really nice implementation of JSS. I still get to write pure CSS, but in a more componentized way. With CSS post-processors like SASS and LESS, you spend a lot of time deciding where your .scss or .less files belong, which classes should be shared, and generally fighting the component nature of React. With styled-components, you get the best of CSS and React. In this project, I have ZERO CSS files or global CSS classes and I leverage mixins quite a bit.

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Pros of Bourbon
Pros of Sass
Pros of Stylus
  • 14
    Simple mixins
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    Lightweight
  • 3
    No javascript
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    Variables
  • 593
    Mixins
  • 467
    Nested rules
  • 411
    Maintainable
  • 299
    Functions
  • 150
    Modular flexible code
  • 141
    Open source
  • 112
    Selector inheritance
  • 107
    Dynamic
  • 96
    Better than cs
  • 4
    Used by Bootstrap
  • 2
    If and for function
  • 1
    Better than less
  • 1
    Inheritance (@extend)
  • 1
    Custom functions
  • 69
    Simple
  • 54
    Indented syntax
  • 38
    Efficient
  • 33
    Built for node.js
  • 32
    Open source
  • 24
    Expressive
  • 21
    Maintainable
  • 17
    Feature-rich
  • 13
    Better than CS
  • 6
    Variables
  • 5
    Functions
  • 3
    @extend directive
  • 2
    Contempt for curly brackets
  • 2
    Very clean
  • 2
    Mixins
  • 2
    Is Easy
  • 2
    No colons, semi-colons or even curly braces
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    Its unique
  • 1
    Dynamic selectors
  • 1
    Scriptable
  • 1
    Easy Efficiently
  • 1
    Transparent
  • 1
    Supports orthogonal architecture

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      Needs to be compiled
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      What is Bourbon?

      Bourbon is a library of pure sass mixins that are designed to be simple and easy to use. No configuration required. The mixins aim to be as vanilla as possible, meaning they should be as close to the original CSS syntax as possible.

      What is Sass?

      Sass is an extension of CSS3, adding nested rules, variables, mixins, selector inheritance, and more. It's translated to well-formatted, standard CSS using the command line tool or a web-framework plugin.

      What is Stylus?

      Stylus is a revolutionary new language, providing an efficient, dynamic, and expressive way to generate CSS. Supporting both an indented syntax and regular CSS style.

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      What are some alternatives to Bourbon, Sass, and Stylus?
      Animate.css
      It is a bunch of cool, fun, and cross-browser animations for you to use in your projects. Great for emphasis, home pages, sliders, and general just-add-water-awesomeness.
      Less
      Less is a CSS pre-processor, meaning that it extends the CSS language, adding features that allow variables, mixins, functions and many other techniques that allow you to make CSS that is more maintainable, themable and extendable.
      PostCSS
      PostCSS is a tool for transforming CSS with JS plugins. These plugins can support variables and mixins, transpile future CSS syntax, inline images, and more.
      Compass
      The compass core framework is a design-agnostic framework that provides common code that would otherwise be duplicated across other frameworks and extensions.
      Autoprefixer
      It is a CSS post processor. It combs through compiled CSS files to add or remove vendor prefixes like -webkit and -moz after checking the code.
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