Tuesday, August 16, 2011

{HAML & SASS} Against {HTML & CSS}

Most of us know about HTML and CSS, but HAML and SASS might be new for many. HAML & SASS are meta-languages for HTML and CSS respectively.

  • Stands for HTML Abstraction Markup Language
  • It’s a lightweight markup language that is used to cleanly & describe the XHTML of any web document without the use of traditional inline coding.
  • File Extension: “.haml” or “.html.haml”
  • Key Principles of HAML
    • Markup should be beautiful
    • Markup should be indented
    • Markup should be DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself)
  • Stands for Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets
  • It is a scripting language that is interpreted into CSS, that helps to describe clean, structured CSS of a document. 
  • File Extension: “.sass”
  • Key Principle of SASS
    • To make CSS more powerful, DRY and manageable
Both HAML & SASS are best designed for Ruby Language, but it does support PHP, .Net, Java, Python, Scala etc as well.


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