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Moving Forward with Sass4:16 with Guil Hernandez
Before we wrap up, let's go over a few additional tools and resources that will help you go forward with Sass.
Remember how you felt about Sass at the beginning of this course? 0:00 How do you feel about it now? 0:03 Hopefully the whole CSS to Sass process seems a little less intimidating. 0:04 And we've only just scratched the surface of what Sass can do for us. 0:08 So before we wrap up, let's go over a few additional tools and 0:12 resources that will help you go forward with Sass. 0:15 So if you need quick tools to try out ideas, or 0:19 quickly experiment with Sass, two of the best tools are Codepen and Sassmeister. 0:21 To use Sass on Codepen, we can click the settings icon in the CSS window. 0:27 Then we can select either the Sass or SCSS syntax. 0:33 Then you can start writing Sass in the CSS window. 0:38 Now to view the compiled CSS, you can click the preview icon and 0:41 it shows you the compiled CSS preview. 0:46 So a really helpful tool for working with Sass and writing Sass snippets. 0:48 So another awesome tool made by the Sass community for 0:53 the Sass community is Sassmeister. 0:56 Again, Sassmeister supports both the Sass and SCSS syntax. 0:59 You write your Sass in the left column and 1:04 it shows you the CSS output in the right column. 1:06 And in the advanced Sass course, Dale Sand, one of the creators of Sassmeister, 1:10 gives us a good rundown of all the features of Sassmeister. 1:15 And if you're looking for 1:19 helpful layout tools while building with Sass check out Susy. 1:20 Susy is a smart and powerful set of Sass mixins for building grid-based layouts. 1:25 And it's a flexible tool for defining and using various types of grid layouts. 1:30 Now breakpoint at breakpoint-sass.com is also 1:35 a great tool that makes writing and using media queries in our Sass really simple. 1:40 So next, if you need any Sass mixin libraries 1:46 to speed up your workflow even more, start by checking out Bourbon. 1:50 Bourbon is a simple and lightweight mixin library for Sass. 1:54 And it helps write CSS faster and easier. 1:58 Now, if you like using Bourbon, 2:01 there's also a lightweight responsive grid framework they make called, NEAT. 2:03 And NEAT is built on top of Bourbon. 2:09 And we can use it for building all types of layouts. 2:11 Finally, there's also the Compass framework at compassstyle.org. 2:14 Now, to learn more about Compass you can actually check out the Compass Basics 2:19 course in our library. 2:23 Finally, for more help and references, you can always refer to the original Sass 2:25 documentation, accessible from the Sass homepage at sass-lang.com. 2:30 And there's also popular blogs like The Sass Way and Sass break 2:36 which frequently publish articles about the latest in Sass and related topics. 2:42 So, as you can see, there are lots of helpful Sass resources out there. 2:49 And if you come across a handy Sass snippet, don't just copy and 2:54 paste it into your project, anyone can copy code. 2:57 Now if we try to understand the thinking that went behind that code, 3:00 that's where a lot of the learning and understanding will happen for you. 3:04 One of the best parts about Sass has little to do with the technology itself, 3:09 it's the community around Sass that also makes it special. 3:13 Sass is driven by an amazing community of designers and developers who 3:16 love to collaborate, help others out, and spread the word about Sass. 3:20 So, what's next? 3:24 Well, there are more courses on Sass that will teach you advanced concepts, 3:25 how to write modular code and more, but 3:29 what can we do now to practice what we have learned? 3:31 Well you can start by converting your portfolio or blog over to Sass. 3:34 Or you can build a simple website, 3:38 even just a small site component from scratch using Sass. 3:40 Now if you work with a team, go ahead and 3:44 show your team some of the neat things we can do with Sass. 3:46 Or get on CodePen or SassMeister and just experiment with Sass code. 3:49 Learning and experimenting gives us the courage to build more projects and 3:54 share our ideas, even if it means we mess up a little more often, 3:57 but that's okay because that's how we're gonna get better. 4:01 So remember, we're always here to help, so if you have any questions about Sass 4:04 feel free to reach out to our wonderful treehouse community on the forum, or 4:08 you can get a hold of me on Twitter, I'm @guilh.. 4:13 Thanks, everyone. 4:15
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