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PostCSS vs Sass: What are the differences?

PostCSS: Transform CSS with JS plugins. 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; Sass: 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.

PostCSS and Sass can be categorized as "CSS Pre-processors / Extensions" tools.

"The "babel" of CSS" is the primary reason why developers consider PostCSS over the competitors, whereas "Variables" was stated as the key factor in picking Sass.

PostCSS and Sass are both open source tools. PostCSS with 21K GitHub stars and 1.15K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Sass with 12K GitHub stars and 1.93K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Sass has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2082 company stacks & 1445 developers stacks; compared to PostCSS, which is listed in 62 company stacks and 47 developer stacks.

Advice on PostCSS 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 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
Pros of Sass
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    The "babel" of CSS
  • 15
    Customizable
  • 8
    Autoprefixer
  • 2
    Variables
  • 1
    PostCSS Flexbugs Fixes
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    0
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    Mixins
  • 1
    CSS MQPacker
  • 608
    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

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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 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 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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