When researching support for Sass in Hugo, I stumbled across the following post about getting your editor to do the heavy lifting - I use Atom for development, Atom supports plugins for just about everything, so why can't I get Atom to handle the compilation for me, leaving Hugo to do what it does best?
It was like a lightbulb went off in my head.
Atom has the sass-autocompile package, to support autocompilation of Sass files on save. It's super-straightforward to install and configure, and now my editor will compile all the files I need on demand. It's great!
(I haven't quite worked out how to configure Hugo to copy only the compiled *.css files, not the source *.sass files, but that's for another day!)
I have a feeling I'll be expanding this in future, leveraging more and more functionality from Atom and it's plugins. Expect to see future TILs on this topic :)
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