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Sass vs styled-components: What are the differences?

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; styled-components: Visual primitives for the component age. Use the best bits of ES6 and CSS to style your apps without stress. Visual primitives for the component age. Use the best bits of ES6 and CSS to style your apps without stress 💅.

Sass belongs to "CSS Pre-processors / Extensions" category of the tech stack, while styled-components can be primarily classified under "JavaScript Framework Components".

Sass and styled-components are both open source tools. It seems that styled-components with 24.7K GitHub stars and 1.46K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Sass with 12K GitHub stars and 1.93K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Sass has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2101 company stacks & 1486 developers stacks; compared to styled-components, which is listed in 63 company stacks and 48 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 Sass
Pros of styled-components
  • 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
  • 10
    Very easy to use and integrate

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Cons of Sass
Cons of styled-components
  • 1
    Needs to be compiled
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    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 styled-components?

    Visual primitives for the component age. Use the best bits of ES6 and CSS to style your apps without stress 💅

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    What are some alternatives to Sass and styled-components?
    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.
    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.
    Bootstrap
    Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
    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.
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