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What is Compass?

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    In this lesson, I'm going to be covering Compass--
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    not to be confused with what Magellan used--
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    but Compass is an open source application that works with Sass.
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    It still needs Ruby, and it needs Sass.
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    What Compass does is it basically gives you a plethora--
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    a large amount of pre-done mixins--
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    pretty much all the other stuff that Sass offers.
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    But it just gives you a bunch of utilities that are already done for you.
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    So it basically is going to help you do a lot of things.
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    Basically what I'm going to cover is exactly what Compass is.
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What Is Compass?


Whenever people speak about Sass, they normally also mention Compass in the same breath. It isn't always clear what the difference between these tools are. Compass is a library that adds lots of new features to your standard Sass setup. In this lesson, we'll discuss why you want to use Compass, then take a look at the Compass documentation and the main features that it provides for you.

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