1. sass-mixins

SASS Mixins

SASS mixins are a powerful feature that allows developers to create reusable snippets of code that can be included in style rules. In this page, we will explore the syntax, example, output, explanation, use, important points, and summary of SASS mixins.


The syntax of a SASS mixin is as follows:

@mixin mixin-name {
  property: value;

To use the mixin, @include directive is used as shown below:

.selector {
  @include mixin-name;


Here is an example of a SASS mixin defined for adding a box-shadow property:

@mixin box-shadow($shadow...) {
  -webkit-box-shadow: $shadow;
  -moz-box-shadow: $shadow;
  box-shadow: $shadow;

.selector {
  @include box-shadow(0 0 10px rgba(0,0,0,0.5));


After compiling, the output CSS will look like this:

.selector {
  -webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 10px rgba(0,0,0,0.5);
  -moz-box-shadow: 0 0 10px rgba(0,0,0,0.5);
  box-shadow: 0 0 10px rgba(0,0,0,0.5);


In the example above, we define a SASS mixin called box-shadow that accepts a variable number of arguments. The mixin applies the box-shadow property to an element, using the @include directive.

The box-shadow property is first assigned to its vendor-prefixed forms for cross-browser compatibility.


SASS mixins are used to avoid code repetition and to create reusable code snippets that can be used across different elements in a project. For example, a developer can create a mixin for a common style like a gradient background, and use it throughout the project.

Important Points

  • SASS mixins can take arguments, which allows for flexible and reusable code.
  • Mixins can be nested within other SASS rules.
  • SASS defines the @content directive, which allows a mixin to accept and execute the content passed as its argument.


SASS mixins are a powerful feature that allows developers to create reusable code snippets for styles that are used repeatedly within a project. Mixins reduce code repetition, promote code modularity, and simplify code management. Mixins can take arguments to make the code more flexible and reusable across different elements in a project.

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