5 Best CSS Preprocessors to Speed Up Design Workflow
You can turbo charge your front end development with a CSS preprocessors. Let’s check out the best CSS preprocessors out there.
Sass is the leading CSS preprocessor in the world. Sass is a feature-rich, stable and industry approved. Some widely used Sass frameworks include Compass, Bourbon, and Susy. Originally written in Ruby, Sass is now also available on node.js.
Stylus is one of the top two competitors of Sass. Stylus provides expressive and dynamic ways to generate CSS. You can omit braces, omit commas, omit semicolons, use transparent mixins and more. Stylus runs on node.js so it’s pretty easy to setup.
CSS-Crush is an interesting one. Unlike other CSS preprocessors, CSS-Crunch runs on PHP. Expect all features that you would expect from a modern CSS preprocessor. CSS-Crush comes with out of the box support for automatic vendor prefixing which is based on information gathered from Mozilla and caniuse.
CSS-On-Diet is a CSS preprocessor that works like Emmet. CSS property names are specified using mnemonics which are 3 letters long. Colons and semicolons are optional. It has an intuitive media breakpoint system. CSS-On-Diet runs on Python. A Sublime Text package is also available.
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What’s your favourite CSS Preprocessor
What about you? What CSS preprocessor do you use? Have you used any of the CSS preprocessors that we mentioned above? Let us know in the comments section below.