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SASS Import

CSS provides @import option that makes you able to split your CSS into smaller, more maintainable portions. The only one limitation is that each time you use @import in CSS, it creates another HTTP request.

Sass builds on top of the current CSS @import. It doesn't need to require an HTTP request. Instead of this, it simply takes the file that you want to import and combine it with the file you're importing into so you can serve a single CSS file to the web browser.

Suppose we have two Sass files, _reset.scss and base.scss and we want to import _reset.scss into base.scss.

See this example:

While importing the file, you don't need to include the file extension ".scss". It will generate the following CSS file:

CSS after processing:

SASS Import Example

Let's take an example to see the use of Sass import. We have an HTML file named "simple.html" having the following code:

File: simple.html

Create a SCSS file named "simple.scss", having the following code:

File: simple.scss

Put the both file inside the root folder.

Now, open command prompt and run the watch command to tell SASS to watch the file and update the CSS whenever SASS file is changed.

Execute the following code: sass --watch simple.scss:simple.css

It will create a normal CSS file named "simple.css" in the same directory automatically.

For example:

SASS Import1

The created CSS file "simple.css" contains the following code:

Now, execute the above HTML file, it will read the CSS value.

Output:

SASS Import2



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