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Intro to Sass

Pittsburgh Technology Council 2000 Technology Drive #100 , Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (map)

Intro to Sass

CSS on its own can be fun, but stylesheets are getting larger, more complex, and harder to maintain. This is where a preprocessor can help. 

Sass lets you use features that don't exist in CSS yet like variables, nesting, mixins, inheritance and other nifty goodies that make writing CSS fun again.

In this 1 day workshop, we’ll cover all of Sass’ essential features, as well as some of its gotchas and best practices. We’ll discuss Sass’ role in modern web development and how it can fit into and improve your workflow. And we’ll also go over tips on code and file organization, naming conventions, and coding standards.


Please note: This is not a beginner class, some prior knowledge is required.

To get the most out of this class, you should have a working knowledge of HTML & CSS. You may have taken Intro to HTML or HTML5/CSS3 through Girl Develop It, and have built your own site or already build websites regularly. You’re comfortable with writing CSS already and are ready to take your skills to the next level.


You’ll need the following:

-A laptop (GDI Pittsburgh has a loaner that can be requested by emailing [masked])

-A modern browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge)

-A text editor (Sublime Text, Atom, Notepad ++)

-A free Codepen account

About the Instructor:

Patrick Fulton

Patrick is a developer at Sparkbox, where he takes pride in high-quality code, solving complex problems with simple solutions, and helping others. He's been writing code - in one form or another - since 1997. Mostly HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, but also Ruby on Rails, PHP, and a sprinkling of C# along the way. He is a frequent public speaker and writer on web development and is also a co-organizer of Refresh Pittsburgh.


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