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CSS Compass Basics Getting Started with Compass CSS3 without the Vendor Prefixes

Is An Update For Compass Basics In The Works?

This video is in serious need of a rework. I have enjoyed Guil's other courses, but this one has been nearly impossible to follow. Each video dives in without explaining that different files are being used than in the previous video. Also, the examples from the Compass website are radically different from what is available today (June 17, 2015). At this point I am ready to abandon this course and just stick with Sass. I am not seeing an advantage to Compass because I am struggling so much to follow what Guil is talking about. What am I missing?

3 Answers

Maciej Kiełczewski
Maciej Kiełczewski
7,000 Points

Hi Sally,

I am already in Typography section and it somehow became more up-to-date (guess Compass changes weren't that huge) and easier to follow along. I think the course still can be valuable as it gives you the touch of general benefits of using Compass and the basic way to introduce each mixins, although some searching on Compass website has to be made in order to find new mixin's names.

Hope you'll be able to learn some Compass from the course, as I get to know more features of this tool, I find it more and more powerful.

Thanks, Jonathan and Maciej. I will probably revisit this, but have decided to work on something else for now. I have been so happy with all of the other Treehouse courses that this one just did not seem to be the same caliber.

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,252 Points

I found the course by interesting and not at all difficult to follow. If not completely sold on what compass is and has to offer.

It's worth sticking with and completing and then you can decide for yourself if Compass is for you :-)