SummarySass and Compass in Action is the definitive guide to stylesheet authoring using these two revolutionary tools. Written for both designers and developers, this book demonstrates the power of both Sass and Compass through a series of examples that address common pain points associated with traditional stylesheet authoring. The book begins with simple topics such as CSS resets and moves on to more involved topics such as grid frameworks and CSS3 vendor implementation differences.About this BookFor 15 years, we've been using CSS to patiently paint the web by hand. No more! Sass and Compass add scripting and a library of components to standard CSS so you can simplify stylesheet authoring, automate tedious tasks, and add dynamic styling features to your pages. Think of Sass and Compass as power tools that allow you to paint with remarkable speed and precision.Sass and Compass in Action is a hands-on guide to stylesheet authoring using these two revolutionary tools. This practical book shows you how to eliminate common CSS pain points and concentrate on making your pages pop. You'll begin with simple topics like CSS resets and then progress to more substantial challenges like building a personal stylesheet framework to bundle and reuse your own approaches and opinions.Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.What's InsideCSS for desktop and mobile web apps Loaded with examples and reusable techniques Authors are Sass and Compass creators and core team membersAbout the AuthorsWynn Netherland is a full stack web developer who co hosts The Changelog Podcast. Chris Eppstein is the creator of Compass and a member of the Sass core team. Brandon Mathis is a passionate professional web designer with deep Sass skills. Nathan Weizenbaum is the creator and lead developer of Sass.Table of ContentsPART 1: GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH SASS AND COMPASS Sass and Compass make stylesheets fun again Basic Sass syntax PART 2: USING SASS AND COMPASS IN PRACTICE CSS grids without the math Eliminate the mundane using Compass CSS3 with CompassPART 3: TUNING FOR PRODUCTION Spriting From prototype to production High-performance stylesheetsPART 4: ADVANCED SASS AND COMPASS Scripting with Sass Creating and sharing a Compass extension
Produce and maintain cross-browser CSS files easier than ever before with the Sass CSS preprocessor and its companion authoring framework, Compass Overview Simple, clear, and thorough. This book ensures you don’t need to be a programming mastermind to wield the power of Sass and Compass! Previously tricky and time-consuming CSS tasks will become trivial. Easily produce cross-browser CSS3 gradients, shadows, and transformations along with image sprites, data URIs, and more. Follow along with installing, setting up, and working through an entire project, implementing the Sass and Compass techniques and tools as we go. In Detail The CSS preprocessor, Sass, is becoming the de-facto standard for producing cross-browser CSS more maintainable and with more ease. It supercharges CSS with features that make previously difficult and time-consuming tasks trivial. This book concentrates on distilling the techniques in a straightforward manner making it accessible to all, even to those that only know HTML and CSS. Written by the author of the bestselling "Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3", Sass and Compass for Designers will explain everything you need to get Sass and Compass installed, mastered, and making your life easier. There will be no perplexing terminology or baffling syntax left unexplained. We'll get you set up and then build a site together, step by step, using the incredible power of Sass and Compass. We will start with a completely unstyled HTML document and build a responsive Sass and Compass powered website step by step. Sass and Compass make CSS easy. You'll learn how to manipulate color in the stylesheet with a single command, create responsive grids with ease, automatically create image sprites, and create CSS3 powered rules that work across all modern browsers. "Sass and Compass for Designers" explains how to produce great CSS easier than ever before. What you will learn from this book Install Sass and Compass on your system and then set up and maintain Sass and Compass powered projects! Learn how to easily manipulate colors; tinting, shading, mixing, and complementing existing colors in your stylesheets becomes a cinch. Make your own responsive CSS-based layout grid that scales across any viewport with no extra markup needed. Create media query-based CSS rules alongside existing styles, making responsive website building simpler. Explore Compass’s many helpers and tools. You’ll learn to embed images and fonts and produce advanced cross-browser CSS3. Create perfect image sprites with Compass in moments. Learn how to create loops with Sass to automate repetitive CSS tasks. Understand how to compartmentalize code, making your CSS more maintainable, understandable, and modular than ever before. Approach A step-by-step tutorial guide, taking you through how to build a responsive Sass and Compass powered website. Who this book is written for If you understand HTML and CSS, this book is all you need to take your code to the next level with Sass and Compass. No prior understanding of CSS preprocessors or programming conventions is needed.
CSS is fundamental to the web, but it's a basic language and lacks many features. Sass is just like CSS, but with a whole lot of extra power so you can get more done, more quickly. Build better web pages today with Pragmatic Guide to Sass. These concise, easy-to-digest tips and techniques are the shortcuts experienced CSS developers need to start developing in Sass today. Written by Sass creator Hampton Catlin and Michael Lintorn Catlin, Pragmatic Guide to Sass shows you how to you to improve your CSS, from the basics to advanced topics, from first installation to sprucing up your buttons. You'll see how to code the right way in Sass thanks to short, clear examples. Two-page spreads show the explanation on one side and code examples on the other. You'll learn how to improve your pages in minutes. You'll be able to perform amazing feats of CSS including using variables, calculating layouts, and modifying colors. Did you ever want to make a color 10% less saturated? We'll show you how to do that without needing a calculator. Plus, learn about Compass, Sass's library of carefully built hacks, reusable parts, and frameworks. Find out how to shortcut cross-browser issues and develop mixins for shortening text and making lists more exciting. You'll wonder how you spent all those years styling sites without it! Make things even easier with Blueprint, and discover how to use its predefined classes that you can apply to your Web site. From selector scoping to bundling, debugging, and designing custom functions, Pragmatic Guide to Sass will help you build the pages you've always wanted.What You Need: An installation of Sass and Compass Some basic command line knowledge
Flat Belly Diet co-author Cynthia Sass delivers a tried-and-tested weight-loss program that helps you end overeating and still feel full and satisfied—while enjoying the best, tastiest food combinations that burn fat and boost metabolism. Originally published in hardcover as the New York Times bestselling Cinch!: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose Inches, this cookbook-inspired weight-loss bible, S.A.S.S. Yourself Slim, is your new diet tutor, support net, and personal life coach all rolled into one easy-to-pick-up volume from a voice you can trust.
In DetailThe CSS preprocessor, Sass, is becoming the de-facto standard for producing cross-browser CSS more maintainable and with more ease. It supercharges CSS with features that make previously difficult and time-consuming tasks trivial. This book concentrates on distilling the techniques in a straightforward manner making it accessible to all, even to those that only know HTML and CSS.Written by the author of the bestselling "Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3", Sass and Compass for Designers will explain everything you need to get Sass and Compass installed, mastered, and making your life easier. There will be no perplexing terminology or baffling syntax left unexplained. We'll get you set up and then build a site together, step by step, using the incredible power of Sass and Compass.We will start with a completely unstyled HTML document and build a responsive Sass and Compass powered website step by step.Sass and Compass make CSS easy. You'll learn how to manipulate color in the stylesheet with a single command, create responsive grids with ease, automatically create image sprites, and create CSS3 powered rules that work across all modern browsers."Sass and Compass for Designers" explains how to produce great CSS easier than ever before.ApproachA step-by-step tutorial guide, taking you through how to build a responsive Sass and Compass powered website.Who this book is forIf you understand HTML and CSS, this book is all you need to take your code to the next level with Sass and Compass. No prior understanding of CSS preprocessors or programming conventions is needed.
Foreword by Chris Coyier.
Let's face it: CSS is hard. Our stylesheets are more complex than they used to be, and we're bending the spec to do as much as it can. Can Sass help?
A reluctant convert to Sass, Dan Cederholm shares how he came around to the popular CSS pre-processor, and provides a clear-cut path to taking better control of your code (all the while working the way you always have). From getting started to advanced techniques, Dan will help you level up your stylesheets and instantly start taking advantage of the power of Sass.
Contents: - Why Sass? - Sass Workflow - Using Sass - Sass and Media Queries. - Dan Cederholm is a designer, author, and speaker living in Salem, Massachusetts. He's the Co-Founder of Dribbble, a community for designers, and Founder of SimpleBits, a tiny design studio. A long-time advocate of standards-based web design, Dan has worked with YouTube, Microsoft, Google, MTV, ESPN and others. He's written several popular books about web design, and received a TechFellow award in early 2012. He's currently an aspiring clawhammer banjoist and occasionally wears a baseball cap.
The 20th Anniversary Edition of the classic cookbook from the leading authority on speed-cooking, Cooking Under Pressure by Lorna Sass offers a mouthwatering array of extraordinary dishes that can be prepared in minutes—from classic ossobucco to chocolate cheesecake—using a pressure cooker. A James Beard Award–winning cookbook author and food writer who has written for the Washington Post, New York Times, Food & Wine, Woman’s Day and other publications, Lorna Sass shows you how to turn out meals in one-third the time of conventional methods without sacrificing moisture, flavor, aroma, or nutritional content. Newly updated and revised for contemporary tastes and more efficient machines, Cooking Under Pressure is the cookbook that inspired a whole generation of home cooks to dust off their pressure cookers.
Formerly Published as Cinch!: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose InchesEasy, Fast, Chocolate! Finally, The Plan You Can Stick WithI feel almost that this is too much food, too decadent.—Chris, age 54I lost 8 pounds and 1.5 inches from my hips in just five days!—Adina, age 28I love eating these meals. I don't feel deprived at all!—Laurene, age 36Acclaimed nutritionist Cynthia Sass has proven, once and for all, that fast, sustainable weight loss is not about deprivation—in fact, this diet is anything but, featuring treats from guacamole to mandatory chocolate truffles. But it's the big results—up to eight pounds of weight loss in the first five days alone—that make S.A.S.S. Yourself Slim the ideal plan for anyone who's ready to take control of their diet, their weight, and their long-term well-being.After just one month on the S.A.S.S. Yourself Slim plan, you will:Know which healthy foods promote rapid weight loss (the answers may surprise you!)Enjoy dozens of delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes that help you reach your weight-loss goalBetter understand, and control, the emotional triggers that often lead to overeatingSleep better and enjoy more energyShed the stubborn inches and pounds you'd all but given up onNew material, including sensational swaps and seven new success stories!Best of all, this program is designed for real lives. You won't have to pass up on nights out at your favorite restaurant, start shopping in specialty stores, or spend hours in the kitchen. S.A.S.S. Yourself Slim is a potent program that gives you the power to change your body, your health, and your life!
Under pressure to get a tasty, nutritious dinner on the table in a flash? Like the idea of preparing fork-tender beef stew in thirty minutes and pot roast in under an hour? All this and more is made possible by the pressure cooker, a magical appliance that produces soul-satisfying, homemade food in one-third (or less) the standard cooking time.In Pressure Perfect, Lorna Sass, the country's leading authority on pressure cooking, distills her two decades of experience into one comprehensive volume. First learn everything you need to know about buying and using today's 100% safe cookers. Then enjoy more than 200 recipes for preparing soups, meats, poultry, grains, beans, vegetables, and desserts in record time. How about whipping up a savory risotto in 4 minutes, chicken cacciatore in 12 minutes, or a delectable chocolate cheesecake in 25 minutes?Because the pressure cooker tenderizes tough cuts of meat quickly, you can prepare fall-off-the-bone beef short ribs or lamb shanks on weekday nights instead of waiting for a special occasion. The pressure cooker also allows you to make delectable one-pot meals in minutes. Among the many innovative recipes and techniques, you'll learn to cook meatloaf and potatoes simultaneously in 10 minutes, and meatballs, pasta, and sauce at the same time in only 5 minutes. Many recipes also suggest Cook-Along ideas for preparing vegetables and grains along with the entrée.To further help those cooking under pressure (and who isn't nowadays?), each chapter contains timing charts for quick reference. Tips and Pressure Points in every recipe ensure optimum results.This ultimate guide to pressure cooking is a must for all busy cooks, boaters, brides, college students, and anyone looking for a great way to make irresistible, healthy, home-made food fast.