Get an introduction to Sass—syntactically awesome style sheets—in this hands-on video course from programmer and author Jen Kramer. Sass allows CSS designers to create style sheets that are easier to follow and less repetitive, leveraging data structures like variables, if/else statements, functions, and loops. With this video, you’ll learn how to install and configure a Sass compiler, understand the differences between Sass and CSS, and learn the Sass and SCSS syntax.
You can use whatever text editor you like; Jen explains where to download SublimeText3 and packages that make working with HTML, CSS, and Sass a great experience. You should also install Koala for compiling Sass files, which is Mac/PC compatible and free.
The video will teach you how to:
Set up a typical file structure for Sass
Work with a Sass compiler to create CSS that the browser can understand
Create and work with variables, mixins, nesting, extends, and more to keep code DRY
Work with Sass’s built-in functions to manipulate color, make calculations, and more
Create a real-world website with Sass
Learn industry best practices for Sass file management, so all the code generated is easily managed
Since 2000, Jen Kramer has built websites that are supportive of business and marketing goals, in a freelance capacity and as part of an agency. She is a frequent conference speaker and runs many workshops. Jen has created 24 video training courses for Lynda.com on topics including Bootstrap, web semantics, Joomla, and website strategy, and planning.
For more than fifteen years, Jen Kramer has been educating clients, colleagues, friends and graduate students about the meaning of a "quality website." Since 2000, she has built websites that are supportive of business and marketing goals in a freelance capacity and as part of an agency.
Jen is an O'Reilly Media staff author. Her first training title is "Getting Started with Sass." Watch for many more titles to follow! Previously, Jen was a lynda.com author.
Jen has written two books published by Wrox Press (a division of Wiley), Joomla! Start to Finish: How to Plan, Execute, and Maintain Your Web Site and Joomla 24-Hour Trainer.
Jen currently offers in-person and online courses through Harvard Extension School and National University. She is also available for individual private tutoring, customized classroom training, and consulting.
Jen earned a BS in biology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MS in Internet Strategy Management at the Marlboro College Graduate School.