November 2014 ***Not Beginner*** Meetup

Make your stylesheets sassy: Getting started with Sass

Sass is a CSS preprocessor that you can use to make your stylesheets faster, more succinct and actually enjoyable to write.  Sass stands for “Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets” (no joke) and this presentation is for developers who are new to Sass and looking to get started with their first .scss files (the ‘S’ stands for “sassy”).

Nathan will be covering how you can get your workflow ready for Sass, using the Scss syntax, and his recommended structure for your .scss files.  Additionally, Nathan will discuss how you can implement popular frameworks like Bootstrap and Foundation using Sass while avoiding the bloat of hundreds of lines of styles you have no intention of using.  Finally, Nathan will show developers how to integrate their stylesheets into their project using WordPress’ recommended way via the functions.php file.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop with them. You will benefit from installing a prepossessing application before-hand such as Prepos (Windows and Mac), Cactus (Mac), or CodeKit (Mac) all of which have free trial versions.  Using these applications  will get you up and running with Sass instantly along with other benefits which will be discussed during the talk.

Presented by Nathan Ferguson.  Nathan is an Ottawa web developer who builds client sites predominantly with the WordPress platform.  Nathan’s focus is on front-end development and is eager to share what he’s learned with the WordPress community.

Meeting Details:

This is a meetup in our “Not Beginner” series. This series of talks is for WordPress (or related) presentations that are not at a beginner level.  Anyone at any experience level is welcome to attend, but there will be an assumption in the presentations and discussion that attendees have some knowledge of WordPress.

Senate Room, 6th Floor – Robertson Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive.  Robertson Hall marked on Google:

Parking on campus requires payment, but all of the lots, including the garage just to the north of Roberson Hall, cap at $7 for the evening after 5pm.

No donations for this meeting!  (We normally ask for a $4 donation to help cover the cost of the room and our Meetup fees, which total about $450/year)


7:00 – General announcements

7:10 – Presentation

8:00 – Q&A

8:30 – Wrap-up