I accept there are quite a few reasons that you might continue to use Ruby Sass, but if some of the missing features aren’t going to cause you any problems it’s much faster to compile using libsass. My compilation times dropped from around 8.3s using ruby sass to 1.4s using libsass. A huge benefit when you’re repeatedly waiting for your new style to show up during development. Continue reading
Further to my previous post, I was wondering how to generate compressed CSS output when compiling SCSS files in Netbeans. Netbeans ignores the output_style setting in my config.rb file. I almost never read the generated CSS files, and so easily readable CSS is not a priority for me, however file size is.
Compass is an open-source CSS3 authoring framework. It is based around SASS and helps make CSS3 code cleaner and more re-useable. Unfortunately, it’s mostly command-line based, an area I guess a lot of Windows users don’t feel that comfortable with. So here’s my step-by step guide to getting Compass working on Windows. You can stop at the end of step 5 if you’re happy with the command-line approach, or carry on to the end if you use Eclipse and want automated builds from there.