Learn how to use Sass color functions to calculate backwards compatible colors for browsers that don't support alpha transparency and wrap up this functionality in a couple of handy mixins.
Intermediate Guides & Tutorials on Sass and Compass
Our intermediate guides and tutorials have been written for those who are venturing further into the world of Sass and Compass. In these guides and tutorials, we will bring you up-close and personal with Sass and the depths of Compass, both project's documentation, advanced usages and more.
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We've written before about the dangers of nesting your CSS selectors too deeply. The Inception Rule is a good one for getting you to avoid some mangled CSS selectors. But there's actually a lot of benefit to taking this concept a couple of steps farther. What happens when you avoid nesting for almost all of your major selectors?
Sass 3.2 is on the way, and there are many improvements to how it handles media queries. Let's get a jump start on all the new stuff and see how we can use media queries, which are now a first-class citizen, in Sass 3.2.
One part suggestion to the Sass community to adopt a standard way of structuring Sass modules and one part show and tell. John attempts to leverage his knowledge of large Sass projects to suggest a format for a Standard Module Definition for Sass.
In part one we talked about how Sass can help with fluid layouts and images. Now we'll turn our attention to the new kid in town. Media queries are the tool that takes a design from fluid to truly responsive.
Most people who use Sass are familiar to some degree with the command line. While programs like Compass.app and Scout.app are making it easier to use Sass and Compass without using the command line, hidden gems await those who are willing to do so.
Responsive Web Design is the new wave, right? In this two part series we'll explore the principles, and talk about how Sass can help. In part one we dive into how Sass can help with the calculations behind fluid layouts and images.
Sass control directives are the cornerstone of creating libraries for reuse and distribution, and need to be among the very first items on your list of things to learn when taking your Sass skills to the next level. They provide flow and logic and give you a finite level of decision making required by mixins and functions.
Without question, one of the most powerful and valuable features of Sass is the ability to package up existing code into reusable chunks of code called mixins.
Referencing parent selectors by using the ampersand (&) can be a powerful tool, if used right. There are simple uses of this feature as well as some very complex uses of this feature. In this post we will cover the basic uses of the ampersand (&) as well as link you to a post by Joel Oliveira that goes much deeper on the subject.