Wouter Vervloet - Baseworks

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Add-On Type(s)

Extension, Module


Sassee is a SASS/SCSS parser for ExpressionEngine. It parses the source files once and serves up the parsed file after that. If the source file is changed, Sassee will compare the dates and automatically parse it again if needed.

At runtime Sassee checks if the SASS source file is newer than the parsed CSS file and only runs the parser if that is the case, else it just returns the parsed CSS file. If you specify an output folder that doesn’t exists, Sassee will attempt to create it.

This add-on is in public beta. If you find any bugs or have any requests, please report them here

IMPORTANT: Make sure your CSS output folder is writable and your SASS source folder is readable.


The file tag outputs the URL to the parsed CSS file. If you haven’t set a specific syntax in the tag, it will try to determine it by looking at the source file extension. Else it falls back to the extension setting.

Either set the file parameter or the template parameter. If both are set the file parameter is used.

  [syntax='scss'] // sass|scss
  [style='compressed'] // nested|expanded|compact|compressed


Source file to load from the folder defined with `sass_path`. Either the `file` or `template` parameter is required.

Template to load as source. Either the `file` or `template` parameter is required.

syntax [optional]
Syntax to use for parsing the source file. If not specified it will determine the syntax based on the source file extension or fall back on the syntax specified in the extension settings. Accepted values: `sass` or `scss`.

style [optional]
Style to use for output. Can be `nested`, `expanded`, `compact` or `compressed`. If not specified, it will fall back on the style specified in the extension settings.

sass_path [optional]
Override the source folder specified in the extension settings.

css_path [optional]
Override the output folder specified in the extension settings.

css_url [optional]
Override the output URL specified in the extension settings.

output_file [optional]
Set the filename to use for the output file. If not specified it will derive the output filename from the source file.

debug [optional]
The debug parameter will turn on debugging info for the SASS parser. This is great if you want to know which lines in your SASS file are used while watching it in your browser. If you are a firefox user, FireSass is a great tool to aid in this.

When you turn on debugging, your CSS isn’t cached and the parsing style is set to expanded (a requirement for the parser). When you’re done with debugging, make sure to remove the file and let Sassee generate a new, fresh copy of your CSS.


Settings are found and can be changed on the extension settings page.

Path to SASS folder: Server path to the source folder. [default=DOC_ROOT.’/sass/’]
Path to CSS folder: Server path to the output folder. [default=DOC_ROOT.’/css/’]
URL to CSS folder: URL to the output folder. [default=’/css’]
Syntax: Syntax to use for parsing. [scss|sass]
Style: Style to use for output formatting. [nested|expanded|compact|compressed]


v 1.0 - 07.16.2011
- Added `debug` parameter

v 0.9 - 07.11.2011
- Initial release

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EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download 1.0 Jul 16, 2011

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This entry was created July 11, 2011, 11:43 am.
This entry was last updated July 15, 2011, 10:27 pm.

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