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Haml and Sass


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Haml blesses those who use it with freedom from the verbosity of HTML and from the banality of un-programmable CSS. You can get straight to work thinking about your code instead of trudging through the boilerplate of angle brackets and closing tags.

With Sass your CSS becomes smart. Much, much smarter.

Since its initial release in 2007, the Haml templating library has been adopted by increasing numbers of high profile consultancies (Unspace, Hashrocket) and Ruby frameworks (Rails, Merb, Sinatra). It’s even been ported to PHP and other languages.

This hour-long tutorial will get you up and running with both Haml and Sass. You’ll learn:

  • The basic philosophy and elements of Haml
  • Common errors, constraints, and workarounds
  • How to use Haml alone or with a web framework
  • How to generate XML much more quickly than XML Builder
  • Integration with Rails (and even Sinatra for prototyping)
  • The ideas and capabilities of Sass stylesheets
  • Advanced and upcoming features of Sass

Whether you’re planning to use Haml or just want to learn about a new perspective on generating HTML, XML, and CSS, this is the tutorial for you. It’s also a great way to show a co-worker or friend how easy it is to use Haml!

Available as part of a PeepCode Unlimited subscription. Business plans are also available.


Suitable for any and all web developers! Simple snippets of HTML, CSS, and Ruby are used.

Revision 1 (Notes) · Updated: Jan 13, 2009 · Length: 58 min · 60 MB

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