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Learning Sass With CodePen, Part Four: Color

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Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

As a CSS pre-processor, Sass has two particular advantages for web developers, especially those who are still obligated to support IE8: it offers excellent color manipulation, while allowing us to use HSL in older browsers.

The initial, obvious advantage is that Sass allows you to state colors as variables:

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Learning Sass with CodePen, Part Three: extend

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Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 30 seconds

As sites become complex information systems, the technologies we use to build them must grow and adapt. One of the more recent approaches to CSS development is object-oriented CSS (OOCSS), a methodology that is helped immensely by the power of @extend in Sass. To understand one is to understand the purpose of the other, so we’ll start with a very brief explanation of the various development methodologies:

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CSS Units: Angles, Time and Frequency

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 45 seconds

In addition to linear measurements, CSS can also be used to measure angles, as well as changes over time:

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