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                <article class="related-article">
        <time class="date">13 Jun, 2018</time>
        <h3 class="stripe_headline"><a href="/blog/2018/06/13/how-to-use-css-grid-to-mix-and-match-design-patterns/">How To: Use CSS Grid to Mix and Match Design Patterns</a></h3>
        <div class="stripe_description">
            <p>In a previous tutorial, I described how to create a simple fluid card grid with CSS Grid. In this tutorial, we'll take it a step farther and create promotional spaces that morph in interesting ways.</p>
            <a href="/blog/2018/06/13/how-to-use-css-grid-to-mix-and-match-design-patterns/" title="How To: Use CSS Grid to Mix and Match Design Patterns">Read More »</a>


                .related-article {  
    padding: 20px;
    position: relative;
    background-image: linear-gradient(120deg,#eaee44,#33d0ff);
.related-article * {
    position: relative; // Set stacking context to keep content on top of the background
.related-article::before {
    content: "";
    background-color: #fff;
    display: block;
    position: absolute;
    top: 10px;
    left: 10px;
    width: calc(100% - 20px);
    height: calc(100% - 20px);


.related-article {
    max-width: 800px;
    margin: 50px auto;
    //sizing and centering

* {
    box-sizing: border-box;
body {
    font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif;
    font-size: 16px;
    line-height: 1.5em;
a {
    color: tomato;
    text-decoration: none;