Introduction to SCSS

Learn about the history and benefits of using SCSS.

In 2007, Hampton Catlin came up with Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets (Sass), written in the Ruby programming language. You might have also come across the SCSS acronym, which stands for Sassy CSS. Both Sass and SCSS are so-called CSS preprocessors.

Even though Sass was written in Ruby, it has been discontinued, meaning there has been no active development since the first half of 2019. However, you can still use it. The most popular version of Sass today is Node Sass. We’ll cover how to install it and use it later on in this lesson.

Let’s see a quick demo of what Sass/SCSS does.

A demo for Sass

We’ll begin our Sass file by declaring a class called box:

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