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Pragmatic Guide to Sass

For Immediate Release: December 16, 2011

CSS is fundamental to the web, but it’s a basic language and lacks many features. Sass is just like CSS, but with a whole lot of extra power so you can get more done, more quickly.

Build better web pages today with Pragmatic Guide to Sass (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $25.00). These concise, easy-to-digest tips and techniques are the shortcuts experienced CSS developers need to start developing in Sass today.

Written by Sass creator Hampton Catlin and Michael Lintorn Catlin, Pragmatic Guide to Sass shows you how to improve your CSS, from the basics to advanced topics, from first installation to sprucing up your buttons. You’ll see how to code the right way in Sass thanks to short, clear examples.

Two-page spreads show the explanation on one side and code examples on the other. You’ll learn how to improve your pages in minutes.

You’ll be able to perform amazing feats of CSS including using variables, calculating layouts, and modifying colors. Did you ever want to make a color 10% less saturated? We’ll show you how to do that without needing a calculator.

Plus, learn about Compass, Sass’s library of carefully built hacks, reusable parts, and frameworks. Find out how to shortcut cross-browser issues and develop mixins for shortening text and making lists more exciting. You’ll wonder how you spent all those years styling sites without it!

Make things even easier with Blueprint, and discover how to use its predefined classes that you can apply to your Web site. From selector scoping to bundling, debugging, and designing custom functions, Pragmatic Guide to Sass will help you build the pages you’ve always wanted.

Available in epub, mobi, and PDF direct from the publisher and in paperback from fine bookstores worldwide.

What People are Saying

Chock-full of unexpected goodies such as extras on Compass and Haml, Pragmatic Guide to Sass is hands-down the best Sass resource printed to date—-a must-read for web developers and smart designers. —Dan Kissell,

Michael and Hampton, in Pragmatic Guide to Sass, have put together the most comprehensive and thought-out guide to Sass to date… It teaches you how to become a CSS heavyweight without the bloated CSS. This book should be on every web developer’s shelf (and e-reader). —Andrew Chalkley, technical writer,

Book Information

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Pragmatic Guide to Sass

by Hampton Catlin and Michael Lintorn Catlin

ISBN: 9781934356845, 128 pages, $25.00US, $26.00CA, 6×9.

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