Defensive Sass - Modular Stylesheets for Modern Websites

There is no question that Sass is a game changer for CSS. It gives us so many powerful tools for constructing CSS. But how do you keep it all organized?!!

In this talk John Long will delve into his bag of tricks to share practical advice about structuring your Sass project. We'll learn from some of the best CSS frameworks and see how principles for modular CSS can be applied within the context of a Sass project.

Whether you are building your own version of Twitter Bootstrap or just trying to bring a little sanity to that web application you work on you are sure to walk away with something practical to apply to your own project.

John is the managing editor of TheSassWay.com where he is the author of many fine articles. He lives and works in Cary, NC where he does UX design for UserVoice.

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  • Corey

    Couldn't make it to the meetup because of class but if Les is will to do another workshop I think it'd be awesome. I'd also like to thank everyone for the effort that goes into this group.

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    First off, I really enjoy these meetups and totally appreciate Les and John's time. This one wasn't what I expected. A lot of time was spent on CSS theory and opinion and then everything related to Sass or SCSS was flown though. I was hoping for more of an introduction to Sass, what it is, how and why to use it, etc. I've tried to educate myself but don't currently use it. Others obviously had more experience. Looking back at the description for this meetup, I see that the session really did follow the description and it's my own fault for expecting something different!

    April 12, 2013

    • Meg Gilliland

      I thought the talk was great, but I already use Sass. I would love to see a strong intro to get more people turned on to using it!

      April 12, 2013

    • Les James

      I'd be happy to do another Sass workshop if there is enough interest.

      April 12, 2013

  • Jeff Mahoney

    I'm always interested in how other information professionals categorize and conceptualize their work. I admire John for coming up with an approach that worked for him and then having the courage to present it to a group of peers. I say "courage" both because public speaking can be intimidating and also because of the number of people out there who have a beef with what they might call "class-itis". But he made a good case for how his modular approach works - so much so that I'm going to adopt some of his tactics in my work today!

    April 12, 2013

  • Leslie G. Byrd

    Very interesting presentation. Haven't used Sass yet but looks compelling and I'm looking forward to exploring. Thanks John!

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    John did a great job making the case for a more modular approach to CSS that works well with SCSS.

    April 12, 2013

  • edward ingræm

    interesting.. very useful & relevant & timely....

    April 12, 2013

  • Darwin Campa

    Great presentation combining a few well-regarded Sass and CSS structure and naming techniques into one guy's recommended workflow and style, presented more as suggestions than commandments. Many takeaways, and nicely crafted and commented example code. Active Q&A too.

    April 11, 2013

  • John W. Long

    Thanks again for coming tonight! Here are the slides from my presentation:

    https://speakerdeck.com/jlong/de...­

    And the CodePen examples:

    http://codepen.io/collection/lm...­

    3 · April 11, 2013

  • Deepjyoti Rajkhowa

    Sick

    April 11, 2013

  • Richard Scott

    Lost my hall pass. Kids got in the way

    April 11, 2013

  • Jeff Headley

    Sorry but I won't be able to make it now. Really wanted to attend too.

    April 11, 2013

  • Dave

    Hope somebody can record this! I wish I could be there!

    April 11, 2013

  • Ellen Lynch

    Sorry to miss it, but not feeling well.

    April 11, 2013

  • Eileen Allen

    Last minute child care :( Any chance to record session or share presentation?

    April 11, 2013

  • david

    ill be coming from chapel hill and the way traffic has been ill never make it on time, so hopefully someone can fill my spot

    April 11, 2013

  • Rob Coleman

    Work has gone all crazy; don't think I'll be able to make it

    April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in NYC.

    April 10, 2013

  • Jeremy Schwartz

    Dang out of town

    March 27, 2013

  • Corey

    So ready to add some SASS to the arsenal!

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Darwin Campa

    I'm excited to learn how to use sass to defend myself in hand-to-hand combat.

    2 · March 9, 2013

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