Use Sass without Rails
You don't need a Rails application to use Sass. Even when you're working on a static site you can generate your CSS through Sass.
- Install Sass with
sudo gem install haml
- Create a folder
sassin the folder, that stores your stylesheets, e.g.
- In a separate terminal window, run
sass --watch css/sass:css. This will watch your sass files for changes and rewrite stylesheets as required.
This even works on Windows.
Note about your .gitignore
You might want to change our typical .gitignore to not exclude
public/stylesheets/*.css, since stylesheets aren't being generated automatically without Rails (this would bite you after a deploy). Instead exclude
.sass-cache, which will be created in whatever folder you run
sass --watch in.