Djangocon 2013

September 2-7, 2013

Tuesday 12:15 p.m.–1 p.m.

CSS Preprocessors

Michael Trythall

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Preprocessors like Sass and LESS bring basic programming functionality to CSS allowing for resilient, configurable front-ends. Learn more about these tools, how to use them, how to integrate them into your workflow, and how to extend them by opening their hoods.


This talk covers core concepts and syntax, then moves into best practices and pitfalls. This talk demonstrates the programming capabilities baked into preprocessors with real world scenarios and working code samples. The audience will gain the knowledge necessary to begin using these tools and learn where to look to stay up-to-date.

  • Introduction
  • Capabilities
  • Real World Usage
  • Advanced Usage, a Glance Under the Hood
  • Wrap Up/QA