Recently I was contacted to provide a short quote about why CSS preprocessors are awesome. This wasn’t a hard task as I spend a lot of time evangelising the use of preprocessors, specifically Sass.
Preprocessors save you so much time when going from an idea to an implementation, by reducing the amount of code you have to write, and providing some much-needed data-structures and logic to CSS.
I’m not saying a lot there, but given a 30-word restriction, and trying to focus on just one aspect of why CSS preprocessors are awesome, I think I did pretty well.
Anyway, this quote was to be included alongside a “Power up CSS preprocessor” feature written by Richard Wentk that appeared in issue 236 of Web Designer Magazine.
I haven’t bought a magazine in a long time, but to have my words printed is a pretty nice thing, so naturally I bought a physical (and even digital) copy of Web Designer Magazine the moment this issue was published.
Imagine my surprise when I found that my face covers 1/3 of a page at the start of the feature.
The feature is nice, and does cover a lot of the pros/cons and features of various types of CSS preprocessor.
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