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CSS CSS to Sass Debugging, Best Practices, and Production Moving Forward with Sass

Where is the Compass video mentioned in this video? It doesn't come up in the library.

really would like to see a compass tutorial!

5 Answers

Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw
26,676 Points

Hi Pascalle Ballard,

Compass was deprecated by Chris Eppstein (who was the leader developer) 7 months ago; it's recommended you stick with vanilla Sass even if Treehouse courses do mention it as the relevance of Sass is much greater than Compass now. The good thing is front-end tools such as Gulp and Grunt have the ability to fill in some of the gaps, not everything can be replaced 1:1, but a good chunk of the techniques used in Compass are no longer relevant to modern web practices.

What do I mean by modern web practices?

One of the most used features in Compass was its spriting engine, while awesome at the time, spriting has become an almost dead technique compared to using SVG's and icon fonts. Otherwise helpful features included its Cross Browser Helpers which Autoprefixer now takes care of by prefixing properties based requirements you set rather than Compass assuming a support level.

All that said, keeping your Sass simple is better than over complicating it which Compass did.

Hope that helps.

Thanks for the explanation. I was also curious about the missing course.

It's probably referring to the Compass Basics series that is linked to in the Teacher's Notes below the video. That series is a bit dated and, I'm guessing, possibly going to be a part of the upcoming refresh of Sass Basics which is meant to be out this month (though you shouldn't quote me on that, it's just a guess). While you can't get the videos using the link in the notes, they still do exist for now. Here is a link to the first video in the series, which I found with a quick Google search. You can access the other videos by clicking progress links at the top of the video frame. Even the quiz will work still, but the last link (for the challenge) appears to have been taken down.

Thank you! Both these answers were wildly helpful :)

Kresimir Fijacko
Kresimir Fijacko
6,025 Points

can we still get access or just link to download videos? i am having trouble remembering some things that i used in one project.