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CSS Compass Basics Compass Helper Functions Text Replacement and Inline Images

Ben Attenborough
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Ben Attenborough
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 32,769 Points

Should I concentrate on mastering CSS before moving on to Sass / Compass etc?

Sass and Compass are aimed at making CSS coding easier and cross browser compatible. However I'm wondering if it is better to thoroughly understand CSS first before moving on. Or whether it is better to get to grips with pre-processors from the get-go (or at least early on).

2 Answers

Hey Ben!

I would advise that you get pretty comfortable with CSS before you decide to move onto Sass/Compass. I think this is important because if you don't thoroughly understand CSS already learning Sass and Compass on top might further confuse you and weaken your knowledge of CSS. However, that's just my opinion. If you think you would be able to handle learning both go for it!

Have a great day!


Wayne Priestley
Wayne Priestley
19,567 Points

Hi Ben,

I agree completely with Luke on this.