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Bourbon vs Stylus: What are the differences?

What is Bourbon? A lightweight mixin library for Sass. 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 Stylus? Expressive, robust, feature-rich CSS language built for nodejs. 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.

Bourbon and Stylus can be primarily classified as "CSS Pre-processors / Extensions" tools.

"Simple mixins" is the top reason why over 13 developers like Bourbon, while over 65 developers mention "Simple" as the leading cause for choosing Stylus.

Bourbon is an open source tool with 8.86K GitHub stars and 916 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Bourbon's open source repository on GitHub.

Coursera, Clay.io, and Cofounders Pte Ltd are some of the popular companies that use Stylus, whereas Bourbon is used by DeveloperTown, Helpful, and devbase.io. Stylus has a broader approval, being mentioned in 69 company stacks & 45 developers stacks; compared to Bourbon, which is listed in 25 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.

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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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Pros of Bourbon
Pros of Stylus
  • 14
    Simple mixins
  • 3
    Lightweight
  • 3
    No javascript
  • 69
    Simple
  • 54
    Indented syntax
  • 38
    Efficient
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    Built for node.js
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    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
  • 1
    Its unique
  • 1
    Dynamic selectors
  • 1
    Scriptable
  • 1
    Easy Efficiently
  • 1
    Transparent
  • 1
    Supports orthogonal architecture

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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 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 and Stylus?
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.
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.
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