Posted: June 30, 2014 Comments(3)


I’m not sure if I’ve become too detached or something, but this is the first time I’ve heard of Susy which can’t be well described by calling it a Sass library because it’s just as much a philosophy. Susy seems to have been born out of the customization frustrations found with more traditional CSS frameworks and techniques. As per Susy’s docs:

In a world of agile development and super-tablet-multi-magic-laptop-phones, the best layouts can’t be contained in a single framework or technique. CSS Libraries are a bloated mess of opinions about how to do your job. Why let the table-saw tell you where to put the kitchen?

Okay, I’m intrigued. To date I haven’t latched on to any sort of framework and prefer to use a small mixin I wrote to help me generate columns using the power of Sass. I haven’t needed or wanted much more than that because every time I’ve tried a framework, the conventions put in place break down (for me) in a number of places. Too often do I resort to using the framework for the overall structure and then using my own on the internals. Susy seems to tackle that head on, check out this video:

Susy is one of those projects that immediately grabbed my attention and focus. I can’t say for sure whether it works for me but I can say that my interest is fully piqued.

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  1. I’ve been using Susy for more than a year, and love it. Even if not using the whole framework site-wide, it’s so handy and simple to set up a grid inside an existing element. Even on non-Sass subcontracting projects, I’ll set up grids with Susy and

    I haven’t gotten into the new version, though, so I’m using the “susyone” import.

  2. Same here @Mannie. I’ve used Susy on several project to great success. I’m not a fan of using respond.js to polyfill old IE, so we’d use the Susy IE flags in combination with media queries to create a separate IE only fixed-width stylesheet.

    And same here with the switch to Susy 2. 🙂

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