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Using @mixin instead of @extend?

Based on the video example, is it the same if I were to use @mixin instead:

@mixin button {
  color: #fff;
  display: inline-block;
  font-weight: bold;
  text-decoration: none;
  text-transform: uppercase;
  padding: 0.75em 1.5em;
  border-radius: 0.35em;

.btn {
  @include button;

.btn-callout {
  @include button {
  font-size: 1.1em;
  background-color: black;

1 Answer

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,253 Points

Yes, this looks like more of a reason to use extend. So what I tend to do is have a group of placeholder selector style rules (%) for placeholder selector in a "partial" sass file called "utilities" or something like that and then call that placeholder selector with @extend

So something like this.

%button {


.btn {
@extend  button

Noted. Thanks for the input!