• Tim FletcherTim Fletcher, over 6 years ago

    Thoughbot are doing some great work on both of these projects. There's some key differences between Bourbon/Neat and Compass though.

    Firstly, Bourbon/Neat do not require any 'unsemantic' classes in your markup (if you have an issue with that). No row and column classes required.

    Secondly, Bourbon/Neat are pure Sass whereas Compass has some native C extensions. That's cool because you can use libsass (via grunt-sass), the super-fast C implementation of Sass rather than the Ruby based one. If you're using large frameworks like Foundation then compilation can become quite slow. libsass helps with this a lot.

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    • Tim GauthierTim Gauthier, over 6 years ago

      Wait... I don't need compass to use bourbon.. man I feel like a fool! I've been using both (actually using things from both, such as vertical rhythm etc)..

      I like Neat, a lot. I'm still fairly new to making my own grids, but I think I like it. I think i am starting to understand it too.

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