Starting Sass

Published July 2017

A collection of Sass tips to get you started

Sass is a CSS preprocessor that is all the rage amongst front-end developers. If you’re interested but haven’t quite gotten around to it, Starting Sass is the perfect opportunity for you. The benefits of preprocessing your CSS are many, and Sass embodies the best of those benefits, such as variables, nested CSS, and mixins.

In this course, you’ll learn to install and set up Sass and start to work with Sass variables. You’ll cover the difference between Sass and SCSS, and create color palettes and partials. Lastly, you’ll go over functions and mixins, some of the most powerful elements of Sass that really make your front-end development process shine compared to the use of only vanilla CSS. So get started with Sass today!

For more on Sass, check out our Sass beginner course Step by Step Sass. Follow that up with The Next Steps with Sass and Compass. For a comprehensive course that delves into a front-end web project with professional workflow set-up, head on over to Responsive Website Development.

What you'll learn

  • Install Sass
  • Understand Sass basics
  • Closed captions available
Meet your instructor
M. David Green

A writer and agile coach, and the founder of Agile That Works, a consultancy that helps people in engineering organizations collaborate to make constant improvement a daily practice. David has worked as an engineer, a writer, a designer, a marketing director, and a communications analyst in companies from Fortune 100 giants to tiny high-tech startups in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. He also hosts the podcast Hack the Process at

Meet your instructor
Guilherme Muller

Guilherme is a freelance full-stack developer with over 10 years of experience of working on the web. With a passion for the HTML and CSS languages, he creates courses and screencasts about these subjects.

Lesson 1: Starting Sass
Getting, Installing and Verifying Sass 8:33
Making Sass Variables Work for You 9:06
Sass vs SCSS 6:08
Constructing and Using Color Palettes in Sass 14:22
Modularizing CSS with Sass Partials 9:06
Creating Custom Sass Functions 7:32
Use Cases for Sass Extends and Mixins 9:23

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