CSS guru Chris Coyier, on integrating CSS preprocessor language SASS into his workflow:
I can tell you that after making the jump, I am actually more productive. And I write better CSS. And the projects I work on are in better, more maintainable shape because of it. And in some cases, faster. My advice is: don’t let people get on your case. Just do what you gotta do. If you get some time to try it out, do it. And do it on a real project. Just tinkering around doesn’t count. You gotta really try it to see how it might work with your day to day.
Chris’s argument is influential now that I’m experimenting more and more with SASS. I’m a relatively recent newcomer to the language, and it’s pretty fascinating to see its effects both in the office and on side projects.