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Thomas Moore
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Thomas Moore
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 25,371 Points

Using Sass in 2018 - Best/recommended setup?

Hi there,

I'm going back over the Sass Basics course. One thing that I spent a bit of time having to read up on is how to install and setup Sass on my Mac (and thereafter the best workflow for using Sass).

What do people recommend? Or what's considered 'best' in 2018?

Some of the links in the teacher's notes were to apps that have recently been discontinued. This made me nervous on which one to pick in case it wasn't properly supported anymore.

I'm a newbie to coding (that's why I'm on TreeHouse!) so I'm a bit nervous using the command line and much prefer a GUI where available. The two options that look most promising are: ā€¢ CodeKit (looks like a useful compiler for other languages - e.g. CoffeeScript) ā€¢ Installing a Sass compiler into VisualStudio (this is the text editor I'm using)

Any help or advice much appreciated! Thanks!

I recommend getting comfortable with the command line. Link to the course.

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I bought CodeKit as well for the same reason as you, but after completing the sass course, getting a bit more familiar with gulp and the command in general. I now just use the command line within Visual Studio.