Compass VS Less

Compare Compass vs Less and see what are their differences.

Compass

Compass is no longer actively maintained. Compass is a Stylesheet Authoring Environment that makes your website design simpler to implement and easier to maintain. (by Compass)

Less

Leaner CSS, in your browser or Ruby (via less.js). (by cowboyd)
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Compass Less
5 2
6,739 120
-0.1% -
0.0 0.0
11 months ago almost 7 years ago
CSS Ruby
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later -
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Compass

Posts with mentions or reviews of Compass. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-02-11.
  • SSGs through the ages: The ‘After Jekyll’ era
    8 projects | dev.to | 11 Feb 2022
    Soon after, Chris Epstein, the creator of Compass and co-creator of Sass, forked Brandon’s repository and asked for some help with the design. Being a big fan of Chris’s, Brandon jumped on the opportunity straight away. He pulled out the content, made the theme more generic, and named his creation Octopress.
  • How to use scss in drupal theme?
    2 projects | /r/drupal | 19 Nov 2021
    I use a CLI tool to compile it as changes are made. I use http://compass-style.org/
  • CSS Deep
    2090 projects | dev.to | 26 Feb 2021
    Compass/compass - Compass is a Stylesheet Authoring Environment that makes your website design simpler to implement and easier to maintain.

Less

Posts with mentions or reviews of Less. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-02-26.
  • CSS Deep
    2090 projects | dev.to | 26 Feb 2021
    mrkrupski/LESS-Dynamic-Stylesheet - A set of useful mixins for LESS, the CSS pre-processor: http://lesscss.org
  • Setting Up a JavaScript Build Process using Rollup
    8 projects | dev.to | 17 Feb 2021
    Now that we have addressed our scripts, we can focus on our styles. In this setup, we will look at the CSS preprocessor Less which lets us write CSS simpler, use variables and mixins. We can add it to the project with the following command:

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Compass and Less you can also consider the following projects:

Sass - Sass makes CSS fun!

rollup-plugin-postcss - Seamless integration between Rollup and PostCSS.

Webpacker - Use Webpack to manage app-like JavaScript modules in Rails

Bourbon - A Lightweight Sass Tool Set

Less Rails - :-1: :train: Less.js For Rails

Autoprefixer - Autoprefixer for Ruby and Ruby on Rails

Emoji - A gem. For Emoji. For everyone. ❤

hackathon-starter - A boilerplate for Node.js web applications

Quiet Assets

Gutenberg - Modern framework to print the web correctly.