Patterns are chunks of styles that we use on every project. These chunks of styles generally perform a particular function, such as clearing floats. Having to write these styles each time is annoying and the function of these chunks of code in our stylesheets is obscure.
By breaking these patterns into reusable classes and mixins we can:
- Make our stylesheets free from clutter
- Give our styles more meaning
- Reduce the size of our stylesheet
- Only have to write them once
- Are updatable when newer methods are discovered by updating the framework
sudo gem install stitch
Add it to your Compass config.rb
Import it into your Sass
Or import it in parts
@import 'stitch/reset'; @import 'stitch/patterns';
bower install stitch-css
Then include it into your projects:
By using @import 'stitch/patterns'; you will have access to all of the pattern mixins. The patterns are all mixins with a couple of extra classes used for extending.
Stitch includes a unique CSS reset. It resets everything back to it's raw text form so that it's easy to build from.
To manually import the Stitch reset.