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Is it worth learning LESS / SASS? If so, which is better?
Is it a new industry standard yet, or just a fad?
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Kyle Hamilton earned 2000 total points
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depends what you mean by industry standard. SASS is very useful and well respected by many professionals. LESS, maybe to a slightly lesser (no pun intended) degree, but only because SASS has more functionality. I wouldn't dismiss either as a fad.

But learning SASS or LESS or any other pre-processing scripting is not an alternative to learning CSS. In order to use SASS well, you need to know CSS well. Pre-processors are development tools. Here's an analogy, (which shouldn't be taken too literally), if you're making a wooden box, you can use a screwdriver, or you can use a power drill. You're still going to end up with the same box. But if you know how to use the power drill correctly, you'll get there a lot quicker.
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Understood.

I'd offer in return that in your analogy, we could say:

screwdriver = notepad
powerdrill = LESS/SASS
wood box = CSS

So, you could use either tool, but you better know how to build a box.   :)
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