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A Lightweight Sass Tool Set
- Dependency-free: Bourbon is pure Sass.
- Human-readable: We aim for clarity over brevity.
- Lightweight: Zero output post-install and has no visual opinion.
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Install the Bourbon gem using the RubyGems package manager:
gem install bourbon
Install the Bourbon library into the current directory:
Pro Tip: You can target installation into a specific directory using the
bourbon install --path my/custom/path/
Import Bourbon at the beginning of your stylesheet:
It’s not recommended that you modify Bourbon’s files directly as it will make updating to future versions difficult, by overwriting your custom changes or causing merge conflicts.
Installation for Ruby on Rails 4.2+
Add Bourbon to your Gemfile:
Restart your server and rename
mv app/assets/stylesheets/application.css app/assets/stylesheets/application.scss
Delete all Sprockets directives in
require_self) and use Sass’s native
Import Bourbon at the beginning of
application.scss. Any project styles that utilize Bourbon’s features must be imported after Bourbon.
@import "bourbon"; @import "home"; @import "users";
Installing with npm and using a Node-based asset pipeline
Add Bourbon as a dependency:
npm install --save bourbon
If you’re using eyeglass, skip to Step 3. Otherwise, you’ll need to add Bourbon to your node-sass
require("bourbon").includePathsis an array of directories that you should pass to node-sass. How you do this depends on how node-sass is integrated into your project.
Import Bourbon into your Sass files:
Installing older versions of Bourbon
Uninstall any Bourbon gem versions you already have:
gem uninstall bourbon
Reinstall the Bourbon gem, using the
-vflag to specify the version you need:
gem install bourbon -v 4.2.7
Follow the instructions above to install Bourbon into your project.
Command Line Interface
||Show the version number|
||Specify a custom path|
||Force install (overwrite)|
||Install Bourbon into the current directory|
||Overwrite and update Bourbon in the current directory|
Bourbon supports Internet Explorer 11+ and the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge.
See the [contributing] document. Thank you, contributors!
Bourbon is copyright © 2011-2020 thoughtbot, inc. It is free software, and may be redistributed under the terms specified in the [license].
Bourbon is maintained by the thoughtbot design team. It is funded by thoughtbot, inc. and the names and logos for thoughtbot are trademarks of thoughtbot, inc.
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Bourbon README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.