SASS + Compass – Automatically Compile On Windows + Mac OS

Scout - SASS + Compass CompilerSASS + Compass can really help keep things organized. It allows you to design in a modular fashion and write functions that help not only speed up writing CSS files, but also in cutting down redundant code.

The main problem that people new to SASS may be facing is that it needs to be compiled before you can use it. This isn’t time consuming to do, but it does interrupt your flow. For example:

1) Write / edit SASS file + save
2) Compile
3) View in browser

That’s not bad at all! But what if you could cut out #2, like so:

1) Write / edit SASS file + save
2) View in browser

Much more streamlined. And guess what? It’s easily achieved on both Mac AND Windows! That’s where “Scout” comes in!

Scout runs Sass and Compass in a self-contained Ruby environment, letting you effortlessly manage all of your Sass projects with a handful of clicks. You’ll never have to worry about your Ruby setup or deal with technical issues. Scout does all of the heavy lifting, giving you more time to do what you love.

It’s free and will automatically do every bit of compiling for you every time you modify the files being watched. Intrigued? You should be! Check it out Here.

Note that there are a lot of alternatives out there. This one is my recommendation though, as it’s the easiest to setup. No need to worry about Ruby at all or getting SASS / Compass (it’s already in there). Great for people who are new or beginners to SASS / Compass — or for someone who wants to use the same software on both Mac AND Windows.

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