node-sass port of thoughtbot's Bourbon library

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Bourbon Sass Mixin Library

This is a node-sass port of the Bourbon library. If you are looking for the original Ruby/Rails version, you can find it here.

A simple and lightweight mixin library for Sass

Bourbon is a comprehensive library of sass mixins that are designed to be simple and easy to use. No configuration required. The mixins aim to be as vanilla as possible, meaning they should be as close to the original CSS syntax as possible.

The mixins contain vendor specific prefixes for all CSS3 properties for support amongst modern browsers. The prefixes also ensure graceful degradation for older browsers that support only CSS3 prefixed properties. Bourbon uses SCSS syntax.

Bourbon Documentation & Demo



To install as a development dependency, run:

npm install --save-dev node-bourbon

If you need it for production, replace --save-dev with --save.


The includePaths property returns an array of paths for use in node-sass' includePaths option.

var bourbon = require('node-bourbon').includePaths;

You can then use this array in your options:

var sass    = require('node-sass')
  , bourbon = require('node-bourbon').includePaths;

var paths = ['other/path', 'another/path'].concat(bourbon);

  file: './application.scss',
  success: function(css){
  error: function(error) {
  includePaths: paths,
  outputStyle: 'compressed'

Grunt Usage

Using the grunt-sass task:

  sass: {
    dist: {
      options: {
        includePaths: require('bourbon').includePaths,
        outputStyle: 'compressed'
      files: {
        'path/to/output.css': 'path/to/input.scss'

Import Bourbon at the beginning of your main scss file. All additional stylesheets must be imported below Bourbon:

@import "bourbon";
@import "other/scss/partial";

Bourbon Changelog

Browser support


This node-sass port is maintained by Michael LaCroix, however all credits for the Bourbon library go to thoughtbot, inc:


Bourbon is maintained and funded by thoughtbot, inc

The names and logos for thoughtbot are trademarks of thoughtbot, inc.

Got questions? Need help? Tweet at @phillapier.


node-bourbon is Copyright © 2013 Michael LaCroix. It is free software, and may be redistributed under the terms specified in the LICENSE file.

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