Compare less vs sass and try and find out which one is better.

What is SASS?

SASS is a super powerful CSS language SASS is a Javascript pre-processor for CSS. It enhances your workflow as a front – end developer by reducing repetition in your coding. SASS was invented in 2006 by Hampton Catlin who by most account is the most awesome person in the history of the internet. It was actually first of the modern transcompiler languages. The best part about learning SASS is CSS is a subset of SASS.


Less extends CSS scold less and it comes with a javascript file to include on your server and it allows you to do is use dynamic behaviour and functions within actual CSS. It creates shortcuts within CSS to allow you more options with better customisability. Dynamic behaviour such as variables, mixings, nested rules and also functions in operations. Less works on both, the client side and server side with Node JS.

Less VS SASS comparison

SASS has some great advantage.

  1. SASS has compass with lots of useful tools and functions, mixes vendor proteases.
  2. SASS is easier for people who already know PHP White because of the programming habits.
  3. SASS has more advanced features as compared to the features available in Less. 
  4. SASS can do Maths operation on any units.

Some of the advantages and disadvantages of less.

  1. Less returns easier to understand error logs, for a person who has never programmed it might be helpful to spot errors.
  2. Less has namespaces which adds another layer to organization.
  3. Less is easier to in style.
  4. Less can only do math operation with the same unit.

The common advantages for both SASS and Less are:

  1. They both Generate errors when we do something wrong.
  2. They both have algorithm that is automatically compressing your styles, which will in result make your output CSS smaller, and because of it your website will load faster.
  3. Allows you to have single compressed CSS and in the same time a version where you can view everything clearly which makes your code easier to maintain.
  4. You can modularise your code, so it’s easier to maintain and in the end still as output have single file.
  5. They both have online compilations.
  6. Both have great documentation.
  7. They both have awesome features like variables, maxims etc.