UX Design and Development course

Create a module

In the Sass directory, lets create a module directory with the necessary files inside:

$ mkdir modules
$ mkdir modules/message-container
$ touch modules/message-container/_module-message-container.scss
$ touch modules/message-container/_manifest.scss

Add the following to the _module-message-container.scss file:

.message-container {
  margin: 1em auto;
  width: 90%;
  padding-bottom: 100px;
  @media #{$tablet} {
    width: 75%;
  @media #{$desktop} {
    width: 50%;

Add to _manifest.scss

@import "module-message-container";

Add to application.scss

/////// Modules
@import "modules/message-container/manifest";

Central module manifest

In the application.scss we could enter each module on-by-one as described above, but we could also add a manifest at the root of modules that will import all the manifests contained within.

So in the application.scss we do the following:

/////// Modules
@import "modules/manifest";

Then in modules/manifest.scss we do this:

/////// Sub-Modules
@import "message-container/manifest";

This helps keep things easier to manage as the we never need to update the application.scss file and at the root of the modules directory, where we are working, we just need to add a new listing there. Everything is imported and everything just works.

Our folder structure would look like the following:

|- application.scss
|--- modules/
|----- _manifest.scss
|----- message-container/
|------- _manifest.scss
|------- _module-message-container.scss