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Advice on PostCSS, PurifyCSS, and Sass
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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 PostCSS, PurifyCSS, and Sass
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 PostCSS
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    The "babel" of CSS
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    Customizable
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    Autoprefixer
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    Variables
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    PostCSS Flexbugs Fixes
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    Mixins
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      Variables
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      Mixins
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      Nested rules
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      Maintainable
    • 299
      Functions
    • 150
      Modular flexible code
    • 141
      Open source
    • 112
      Selector inheritance
    • 107
      Dynamic
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      Better than cs
    • 4
      Used by Bootstrap
    • 2
      If and for function
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      Better than less
    • 1
      Inheritance (@extend)
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      Custom functions

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    Cons of PostCSS
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          Needs to be compiled

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        What is 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.

        What is PurifyCSS?

        Remove unused CSS. Also works with single-page apps.

        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.

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          What are some alternatives to PostCSS, PurifyCSS, and Sass?
          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.
          CSS Modules
          It is a CSS file in which all class names and animation names are scoped locally by default. The key words here are scoped locally. With this, your CSS class names become similar to local variables in JavaScript. It goes into the compiler, and CSS comes out the other side.
          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.
          node-sass
          It is a library that provides binding for Node.js to LibSass, the C version of the popular stylesheet preprocessor, Sass. It allows you to natively compile .scss files to css at incredible speed and automatically via a connect middleware.
          styled-components
          Visual primitives for the component age. Use the best bits of ES6 and CSS to style your apps without stress 馃拝
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