CSS 3 vs Sass: What are the differences?
Developers describe CSS 3 as "The latest evolution of the Cascading Style Sheets language". CSS3 is the latest evolution of the Cascading Style Sheets language and aims at extending CSS2.1. It brings a lot of long-awaited novelties, like rounded corners, shadows, gradients, transitions or animations, as well as new layouts like multi-columns, flexible box or grid layouts. Experimental parts are vendor-prefixed and should either be avoided in production environments, or used with extreme caution as both their syntax and semantics can change in the future. On the other hand, Sass is detailed as "Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets". 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.
CSS 3 can be classified as a tool in the "Languages" category, while Sass is grouped under "CSS Pre-processors / Extensions".
Sass is an open source tool with 12K GitHub stars and 1.93K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Sass's open source repository on GitHub.
Airbnb, StackShare, and Asana are some of the popular companies that use Sass, whereas CSS 3 is used by Simply Business, Ontuitive, and SupplyAI. Sass has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2101 company stacks & 1486 developers stacks; compared to CSS 3, which is listed in 100 company stacks and 283 developer stacks.
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