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              <h2>vw method</h2>
<div class="vw-method box">
  <p>If the width of the box is 100% of the viewport, you can use a height with a vw value. (1vw is 1/100th of the width of the viewport.)
  
  <p>Advantages:</p> 
    <ul>
      <li>No extra wrappers necessary. 
      <li>Less scss.
    </ul>

  <p>Disadvantages:</p>
  
  <ul>
    <li>less browser compatible (no IE8 and below)</li> 
    <li>(In Chrome at least) vw includes the scrollbar in the calculation, so the ratio is not perfect when scrollbars are present.</li>
  </ul>
</div>

<h2>padding/absolute method</h2>
<div class="padding-absolute-method box">
  <div class="content">
    <p>Using an extra wrapper, padding on a before pseudo class and absolutely positioning the inner div method.</p>
    
    <p>This works because a padding percentage (even for top or bottom padding) is calculated based on the WIDTH of the element.</p>

  <ul>
    <li>More compatible.
    <li>Not limited to full viewport width. (Can be used at any width.)
    <li>Extra inner wrapper required.
    <li> blah
      <li>blah
        <li>blah
    <li> blah
      <li>blah
        <li>blah
    </ul>
      </div>
</div>
            
          
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              .vw-method {
  width: 100%;
  //Change the height to the desired aspect ratios width divided by height times 100vw
  height: 1/8 * 100vw; //8:1 ratio
  //height: 33.33vw; //3:1 ratio
  //height: 66.66vw; //3:2 ratio
  //height: 9/16 * 100vw; //16:9 ratio
  //height: 1/2 * 100vw; //2:1 ratio  
  
}

@mixin aspect-ratio($width, $height) {
  position: relative;
  &:before {
    display: block;
    content: "";
    width: 100%;
    padding-top: ($height / $width) * 100%;
  }
  > div {
    position: absolute;
    top: 0;
    left: 0;
    right: 0;
    bottom: 0;
  }
}

.padding-absolute-method {
  // Change the parameters of this mixin to any desired aspect ratio.
  @include aspect-ratio(8,1);
}


.box {
  padding: 0px;
  background-color: #46433A;
  color: #dcd2b9;
  margin:0px 0px 50px 0px;
  overflow:hidden;
}

/* Irrelevant styling CSS */

@import url(https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Merriweather:300,300italic|Lato:900,900italic);

body {
    font-family: Merriweather,Georgia,Times,"Times New Roman",serif;
    color: #46433A;
    font-size: 16px;
    font-size: 1rem;
    line-height: 1.5;
    // lighter background
    background-color: #E2D9C4;
    // slightly darker background
    background-color: rgb(219, 208, 182);
    margin: 0;
    font-weight: 300;
  }

h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 {
    font-family: Lato,"Helvetica Neue","Segoe UI",Arial,sans-serif;
    text-rendering: optimizeLegibility;
    font-weight: 900;
    text-align: center;
}
            
          
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