Sass Fundamentals
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Sass Fundamentals

Mike North
Mike North
April 12, 2017 - 9:30am to 5:30pm Central US Time

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Sass Fundamentals

Why You Should Join Us

By coding along with us in the Workshop, you'll:

  • Learn about some of the common CSS pitfalls that motivated the Preprocessor Revolution
  • Get hands on with options you can use from the command line, and in a node build tool to transform Sass files to CSS
  • Build a shell script that transforms a Scss file into two CSS files: one that's human-friendly for a development environment, and one that's smaller for a production environment
  • Look at the pitfalls of the CSS @import at-rule, and how Sass provides similar capabilities while addressing some common problems
  • Use Sassscript variables & operators to store and re-use values to reduce redundancy and improve consistency and maintainability throughout your styles
  • Expressively manipulate colors, numbers, lists, maps and more using Sass built-in functions
  • And much more!

Your Instructor

Mike North

Mike North

Mike is a modern web consultant and Staff Engineer at LinkedIn where he works with the Web Frameworks team to maintain the company's tech stack. Mike was the CTO of Levanto Financial and an open source contributor to ember-cli, ember-data and ember.js. Before working at Levanto, Mike was the UI Architect of Yahoo's Ads & Data division, and was a driving force in replacing YUI with Ember as the UI framework of choice throughout the division, and the company as a whole. Mike led the UI engineering effort to build out Yahoo's Ad platform in Ember.js, improving the framework, tooling and ecosystem along the way.

Spend the Day Immersed With a Leading Sass Master

Workshop Details

Sass, and other preprocessors were created for a reason: CSS becomes tedious to write and difficult to maintain as an application becomes more complex.

While there have been recent major advancements in the way we organize the JavaScript in our modern web applications, CSS has comparatively hardly evolved at all. Instead, many teams rely on preprocessors such as Sass, Less, PostCSS, Stylus and others. These are essentially extensions of the foundational CSS concepts, which are compiled into regular CSS at build time.

In this course, we'll start with regular CSS, and quickly layer on new capabilities and tools that will change the way you think about your app's styles. Quickly, after moving on from the basics, we'll start to see how style can be parameterized and re-used, avoiding repetition and redundancy, while keeping everything readable and maintainable.

Next, we'll look at directives that bring imperative code concepts into stylesheets, like looping, conditional blocks and more. Finally, we'll experiment with building our own Sass extension, where we can add new vocabulary and capabilities to the way we express styles.

Daily Schedule

We've already held over 50 workshops holding thousands attendees in-person and online. In this time we've discovered ways to schedule the day so it goes smoothly and efficiently.

Regardless if you're in-person or participating with us online you'll have the full ability to replay things you missed, get your questions answered LIVE and interact with the teacher throughout the day.

  • 9:30AM
    The Preprocessor Revolution
  • 10:00AM
    Stylish Tools
  • 10:45AM
    Nested & Modular Styles
  • 12:30PM
    Sassscript: Variables & Operators
  • 2:00PM
  • 3:00PM
  • 4:00PM
    Extensible Styles
  • 5:45PM
    Wrap Up

Interact with the Instructor - Online & In-Person

Get Your Questions Answered • Code Along with the Class • Classroom Format

Is This Workshop for Me?


This workshop is for developers who are interested in leveraging SASS fundamentals to empower your CSS practices.

Event Details


One Full Day Workshop Session

Replay Videos (available immediately)


April 12, 2017 - 9:30am to 5:30pm Central US Time


Option 1: Attend online on our full HD live stream

Option 2: Attend in-person at HQ in Minneapolis, MN