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Dev: Get Your Sass in Line - Strategies for Creating Maintainable Sass Projects


The greatest challenge of starting a large, scalable Sass project is determining how it should be started.

* How should partials be organized?
* How are the partials going to be imported?
* How are extends and mixins used?
* What variables are set?
* How are breakpoints established and maintained?
* How do you maintain sprites and fonts?
* How do you deal with hi-DPI displays?

When working in a team it is incredibly important that other team members can not only find the styles they are looking for, but also understand where and how they should add new styles. A well designed file structure, great documentation, and an adherence to OO(S)CSS will help create a project that is easy to manage and maintain.


Our speaker for this talk is Micah Godbolt (@micahgodbolt), Front-end Developer at Lullabot based out of Vancouver, WA. Micah was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, which is where he resides today. Micah has a diverse background starting with audio production (he even wooed Lullabot with a song entitled "Hello Lullabot" with his application!), moving into live audio/video and lighting and then into front end web development and teaching. He is currently teaching himself Drupal module development and playing around with Sass, Jekyll and any other fun front end tech he can find.

Micah and his wife, Julie, enjoy getting outdoors (weather permitting), taking walks, watching movies and trying to keep their daughter, Emery, out of too much trouble.


For those new to Sass, PDXSass (led by Micah) is organizing a free Sass Bootcamp on Thursday, October 10th from 6:00 - 8:30 PM. The event includes 3 presentations with the goal to get you set up, using, and leveraging Sass in your workflow. The talks will be followed by free pizza and drinks and an open lab session. If you are interested in attending the event, please RSVP at

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  • Jeremy M.

    Presenter was great, very knowledgable and put on a very good presentation

    1 · November 5, 2013

  • Jpop

    gem install sass-globbing first thing this morning :)

    1 · November 5, 2013

    • Jpop

      make that SUDO gem install ...

      November 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meet up! Can't wait to use silent selectors and break up my files even more. Thanks!

    November 5, 2013

  • Andrew T.

    Unfortunately I won't be able to make this meetup. If the presentation will be available (slides, youtube live, etc.) it would be appreciated.

    October 30, 2013

  • Taylor D.

    Very interested in discussing ways to break up sass files in a way that makes sense for dev within WP. And just about anything else. Just got sourcemaps set up w/ chrome and it's pretty ahmahzing.

    October 24, 2013

  • Richard B.

    Mmmm SASS, cant wait. Interested to know how some other people approach project organization. Are we going to be talking Compass too?

    October 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Definitely. Compass is a bunch more than just CSS3 mixins.

      October 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really looking forward to this. Everyone is welcome to join us at PDXSass on Thursday, beginners and pros alike. Hit me up more details if you need them.

    October 6, 2013

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