Getting started with Compass
Compass is an open-source CSS authoring framework which uses the Sass stylesheet language to make writing stylesheets powerful and easy. If you're not familiar with Sass, you can take a look at these simple tutorials to get caught up.
Compass is a tool that runs on the command line. On any system with ruby installed, open your terminal and type:
gem install compass
This will install Compass and Sass too. If you want to verify that compass is installed:
compass create /path/to/project cd /path/to/project compass watch
Now you can edit the
*.scss files in the
sass directory with the text editor of your choice.
compass watch process will automatically compile your them into css in the stylesheets directory whenever they change.
The files in the
sass directory are yours and you can change them, delete them, add new ones, etc.
Manual setup using the Blueprint Framework
When starting a project from scratch:
compass create /path/to/project --using blueprint
When installing into an existing project:
cd /path/to/project compass install blueprint
To read more about using the Blueprint framework with Compass, see the docs
compass init rails /path/to/myrailsproject
Using Blueprint with Rails:
compass init rails /path/to/myrailsproject --using blueprint