by Flo Preynat

I have just finished reading ‘Sass and Compass for designers’ by Ben Frain… And it’s a cracker. For those who don’t know him, Ben is a front-end web developer and technology writer based in the UK, and author of ‘Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3′.

Ben just released his new book, a step-by-step Sass and Compass guide, perfect for the designers who find the command line interface intimidating, and right up the street of the more advanced folks having started to develop with both Sass and Compass like me.

I very much enjoyed the simple and humorous tone of the book. Definitely a great reference to go back to while working away as it’s packed with valuable background information, easily understandable instructions, tips and tricks.

Ben uses a real use case to show us why and how we should use Sass and Compass. It’s both instructive and resourceful. You literally shouldn’t be allowed to go the Sassy way without reading Ben’s book.

Do yourselves a favor and save you some time by reading it all from day one.

More info on http://sassandcompass.com

My name is Flo Preynat and I am the freelance webdesigner and developer behind shoogle designs. I live in France and specialize in responsive web design. Give me a shoogle or get in touch with me on twitter.

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Comments

  1. Hey! I’ve begun to use SASS with all of my projects, even going back into some old projects to covert them. However, I’m only really using nesting, variables and the importing (for maintaining specific sections) and would like to see what else I’m missing out on. Given that I have the Pragmatic Guide to SASS paperback being shipped, would you still recommend picking up Ben’s book?

    • Hi Jonathan,

      The Pragmatic guide is a good overview of the capabilities and features but I feel it leaves you wanting for more,… More examples and more real case uses. But Ben goes into much more details I believe. Worth it IMO. Read the pragmatic book since you’ve already ordered it, and see how you feel after.

      Thanks for your comment, mate.