Newism's very own Anthony Short has joined the Compass core team. For those of you not familiar with Compass, it is an open-source CSS Authoring Framework, that utilises Sass, and is something we employ everyday here at Newism.
For the past few years, Anthony has been active in the CSS pre-processing community, embracing Sass after deciding to cease development of his own css-preprocessor, Scaffold. Post Scaffold, Anthony poured significant time into Stitch, a Compass extension developed for our work at Newism to help extend on what Compass was currently offering.
Stitch partners with Compass and provides the ability to take advantage of useful CSS design patterns. Breaking these patterns into reusable classes and mixins enables us to make our stylesheets free of clutter, giving our styles more meaning and reducing the size of our stylesheet.
After getting in touch with the team at Compass regarding Stitch, and being impressed by what they saw, Anthony was invited to join the team as a core member.
Working along side the Compass development team, Ant plans to push the library forward for the 0.13 release, particularly focussing on expanding on the Stitch media queries, which have been used to great effect in building this very site.
As Ant is an active member of the Sass/Compass community, I suggest you checkout his various haunts to keep up to date with all the latest Sass/Compass developments: