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CSS Sass Basics (retired) Getting Started with Sass Installing and Using Sass

Sebastian Karg
Sebastian Karg
28,705 Points

Is there a way to speed up Sass?

Hey guy's,

i successfully installed and run Sass on my Mac but it takes ages (around 3 Minutes) before --watch does the update.

Is there a way to speed it up that it works on click like in the video?

My Sass version is Sass 3.4.22 (Selective Steve)

Many thanks for your advice.

2 Answers

Dustin Leer
Dustin Leer
21,063 Points

Hey Sebastian,

There a few factors here, one is how big you Sass style sheet is. Depending on it's size could have an impact on the speed of compiling. Also your machines capabilities, such as RAM, Processor speed and whether you have a solid state drive or a spinning hard disk. These can all be factors.

The best way to get a faster version of Sass, is to use LibSass. Sass was originally written in Ruby, but LibSass C/C++ port of the Sass engine. There are also other wrappers at this point now.

Hope this helps,


Sebastian Karg
Sebastian Karg
28,705 Points

Hi Dustin,

thanks for your answer. I just tried to follow the video and thought first that it doesn't work, but then I figured out that it only takes long.