Sass for Beginners: Learning the Basics of Sass CSS Pre-processor

  • May 21, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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The Intro to Sass workshop class runs on Wednesday May 21st from 6:30-9:30pm. Food and drinks will be provided. 

Discover the benefits of using Sass, a CSS pre-processor, along with Compass to help streamline front-end development, collaborate with other developers, and overall to help you enjoy writing CSS. The workshop will be divided up into 4 sections: basic, intermediate, advanced and tools of the trade and other fun tricks. Topics covered include:

• Pre-processor basics & setup

• Sass vs. SCSS syntax

• Basic DRY concepts with variables, nesting

• Functions and operations

• Expanded DRY concepts with mixins, extend, and placeholders

• Media queries

• Lists and new Sass 3.3 features

• Structuring Sass files and directories

• Using Compass

• Other frameworks

• Front-end performance

• Questions and tinkering


We’ll use for the majority of the examples so we don’t have to waste time doing setup. Folks are recommended to create their own account (free) before the workshop. It also wouldn’t hurt to run through or to get folks started on some of the very basic concepts.

Your Teacher: Bermon Painter, Front-end Developer and Web Designer

A rootbeer drinking, cupcake eating, Spanish speaking, piano playing, handlebar mustache wearing designer/developer hybrid living in the glorious city of Charlotte, NC.  Bermon is the organizer of various community groups for user experience designers and front-end developers, and the organizer of Blend Conference, a 3-day multi-track event for user experience strategists, designers and developers. He also leads the user experience team for Cardinal Solutions' Charlotte office where he consults with large enterprise clients on interesting problems across user experience, design and front-end development. 

Tech Requirements:

Your laptop. Note: A netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute.

A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text 3 (It's free and available for both Mac, PC or Linux).

Refund policy: Your payment of $50 guarantees your seat in the entire course. Please note that we cannot issue refunds, since there's an overhead to issuing refunds via and we already offer the workshops at such a low cost. We put proceeds into the chapter fund, which we use as our scholarship fund.

Other Disclaimers: Our program and curriculum are geared toward adults over the age of 18; at this time we do not accept minors as students in our courses and workshops.

If you have any questions prior to registering, please contact me at [masked]

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  • Robert G.

    It was really good. Bermon is a great teacher. Now to find time and project(s) to put the knowledge to use. Thanks!

    2 · May 22

  • Basia C.

    That was super awesome. Makes me wish I were younger and had more time to learn :-) Thanks Bermon! Thanks Julia! Thanks GDI!

    2 · May 21

  • Melissa C.

    Also, we are hosting Triangle DevOPs meetup in the Thunderdome, so we are going to have a full house!:-)

    May 20

  • Melissa C.

    HI GDI Peeps! If you are coming to the class tomorrow and there is a baseball game or other event here on the campus, please just tell the parking attendants that you are here for an event with Bronto Software and they should let you into the parking lot (and not pay). See you all tomorrow!

    May 20

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