Websites have become more and more complex so we really need to have more control and space to spread web designers’ creativity. Latest concepts of A/B Testing & Material Design has changed the way design & user interface is perceived.
CSS stands for cascading style sheets typically used for describing presentation of document written in a Markup language.
Do you really choose to copy and paste your code to all the style sheets? Or like to try to remember the browser prefixes and divergent syntax for CSS3 techniques? Or how there’s no help managing color values? If you have ever met one of these situations, we suggest you to implement Sass (Syntactically Awesome Style sheets).
Sass is a scripting language initially designed by Hampton Catlin and developed by Natalie Weizenbaum which is interpreted into Cascading Style Sheets. Sass has two syntax one is .sass and other is .scss. With Sass you can create tiny style sheets that may be pretty much better to write and also modify then normal CSS code. Sass provides various characteristics which tends not to occur through normal CSS implementation.
Variables: Variables are used to store information like colors, font stacks, or any CSS value which you think you will reuse it throughout your entire style sheet.
Mixins: Mixins allow making groups of CSS declarations that you want to reuse throughout your website.
Nesting: By this option you can nest your CSS selectors in a way that follow same visual hierarchy of HTML.
Extend or Inheritance: With the use of this property you can inherit any styles which already used in any previous class.
Grid: In Sass you can generate your own grid or in any special cases where many classes and percentage calculation are required.
Import: Using this option you can maintain your CSS by splitting in to small portions.
Partials: You can create partial Sass files that contain little snippets of CSS that you can include in other Sass files. This is a best and easiest way to modularized and maintains your CSS.
Before Sass extension designer use normal CSS in coding, where they have to define styles for their documents, including the design, layout and variations in display for different devices and screen sizes. In the CSS, developers can’t use macros, variables, symbolic constants, conditionals, and expressions over variables. Working with normal CSS is getting more complicated and more challenging to maintain.
While Sass is used to describe the style of a document clearly and structurally with more impact than normal CSS allows. Sass implements various features that are useful for creating manageable style sheets and provides a simple and more elegant syntax for CSS. Sass allows converting your syntax file into normal CSS file using command-line program or web-framework plugin. Sass is helping to make CSS better and giving CSS users real-world implementation and feature experimentation. Certain Sass functionality could very well tell future CSS specifications. A pre-processor like Sass gives you a whole bunch of functionality all bundled into one tool, irrespective of whether you need or even will use all of those characteristics. Though Sass has their own characteristic it is scalable and extensible to structure and manage the CSS as per your future business needs.
We strongly recommend to hire a front end web developer to leveraging Sass implementation for your website front end optimization and empowering your business with enhanced productivity & better control.