Free and Popular Sass Compilers

What is Sass?

Sass is abbreviated form of Syntactically Awesome Style sheets. It’s similar to CSS but with lots of features. It is an extension of CSS that adds nested rules, variables, mixin functions, and a whole lot more. It eases the burden of organizing and maintaining CSS code, while also compiling your Sass code to properly formatted CSS.

Sass Compilers

Here are some of the free and popular Sass compilers.

1. Ruby Installer: It’s a self-contained Windows-based installer that contains a Ruby language execution environment, a baseline set of required RubyGems and extensions. Download and Install the required version. Its command line based.

Step 1: Open Command Prompt. Then type: c:\>gem install sass
Step 2: To compile scss file to css type: c:\>sass –watch style.scss:style.css
(E.g. create a new folder and put scss file, like c:\newfolder> sass –watch style.scss:style.css)

2. Prepros:

Prepros sass compiler

It’s a free and open source web design & development tool that does all the heavy lifting needed to preprocess CSS, JS & Images and keeps your preprocessing workflow seamless.

3. Scout:

Scout Sass compiler

It’s a cross-platform app that delivers the power of Sass & Compass into the hands of web designers. It runs Sass and Compass in a self-contained Ruby environment, letting you effortlessly manage all of your Sass projects with a handful of clicks.

4. Koala:

Koala Sass compiler

It’s a GUI application for Less, Sass, Compass and CoffeeScript compilation, to help web developers to use them more efficient. It can run in Windows, Linux and Mac.

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