Fresh CSS

September 24, 2013 - By

I’ve fallen helplessly in love with Sass! It’s made front end fast, and efficient in my day to day – but the only catch is I don’t work alone. I work as a part of a team, and it’s not uncommon for some of our clients to want to get their hands into some styling. We are moving toward a Sass standard, but shifts like this can’t be immediate. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how to soften the impact of moving to Sass for a team and clients that haven’t used it.

My idea isn’t entirely unlike the CSS Wizardry post on shame.css; for my Sass projects I’ve been including a reference that I’m calling fresh.css. This allows devs unfamiliar with Sass, clients, or even emergency CSS to be added as vanilla to a project.

The fresh.css file itself contains a disclaimer encouraging the styles to graduate to the respective area in Sass for the long term; but this has been a pretty solid solution to the learning curve / preprocessing setup catch that Sass comes with.

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