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SaSS vs Less vs Stylus. What web developers say?

Using CSS Preprocessors prevent a lot of headaches and offer excellent benefits. One of the main problems that is prevented is so called "DRY" (Don't repeat yourself). CSS Preprocessors save time and provide valid CSS without breaking browser compatibility. I've decided to write a different kind of article, asking web developers which CSS Preprocessors is preferred - LESS, SaSS or Stylus. Actually the original question was LESS vs SaSS, but few of them come up with an extra answer. Additional reason, for writing this article is related to Google Trends and one infographic that I saw recently. Both provide controversial data, to what I have received from "real" web developers. The point of this article is not to compare syntax, flexibility, property lookup, functionality, etc... Obviously all are similar, though a bit different. Lauren ClarkUX Designer & Web Developer I use Sass, not a whiz on it but I definitely like it for variables, mixins and math - when deciding which to go for and start implementing into projects; it was a clear winner for me.It's updated more frequently and has less issues than LESS and it's name isn't confusing. It handles math better and errors better, it's also a little more...
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WebPutty Beta - Hosting And Editing CSS

WebPutty is fast and powerful CSS editor and service online application. It is free and to start your project you just need to login with your Google credentials. I must admit that I am not overconfident when I am working with cascading style sheets; this process requires patience, knowledge and most likely a lot of tweaking for different browsers.  A while ago I found this web application which is platform independent, this mean that you can use in your browser on Mac, Windows or Linux. I like WebPutty as it gives me this confidence that I am lacking and to be accurate I like to see live preview of CSS.  The interface is simple and intuitive, side-by-side editing environment, Web Putty, gives you selector highlighting, SCSS extensions, such as variables and mixings and recently become popular Compass authoring framework (compass-style.org). Tricks, such as being able to use variable to describe your color set, make coding much easier. I really favor the capability that WebPutty hosts your CSS files and serves them zipped and minified and of course can export files on your own.  The service is free for early adopters, but most likely will be launched in pay version in the...
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