OK, bit of a hot title, of course people are, hell I'm still using it. But, I had a question from a mentee the other day about 'what is SASS?' and 'what is the difference between SASS and CSS?'.
Of course, I answered those, but it got me thinking about the relevance of SASS in today's front end workflow and tooling...
CSS itself has given us native solutions to some of the problems SASS originally solved (e.g. variables), and we've got so many options for development these days with Styled Components in React, Tailwind CSS, CSS-in-JS, etc. and dynamic imports are coming in JS.
So my questions are this:
- Do you think SASS is losing relevance or usefulness in today's landscape?
- Are you still using it? Why? Why not?
- What other tools do you prefer or have started adopting in SASS's place?
- Do you have any tips, tricks or advice on being productive with modern CSS?