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  <h2 class="full-width-borders">Full-Width Bar with Borders</h2>
  <p>This approach uses negative margins and padding to extend the background in both directions. This works great if you're using a single background color for the bar.</p>
  <p>But you can also make the Bar color different from the h2 background color by using borders, as long as you can use a solid color (RGBa values will tint the background color of the heading, and there's an issue with Safari 7, where RGBa borders display a tiny gap.)</p>
  <p>There's also a bug using super-wide borders in Chrome: You need to make them exactly 9600 or 10240px (or equivalent in ems or rems) or the positioning is off.</p>
  <p>If you want to use an RGBa value for the Bar but a different color for the heading background, you can add a <code>:before</code> <a href="https://codepen.io/parkerbennett/pen/GgqPWq" target="_blank">pseudo-element</a> with absolute positioning and a negative z-index.</p>
  <p>For more flexibility, e.g., different colors, heights, widths, gradient fades, etc., you can use <a href="https://codepen.io/parkerbennett/pen/raLaYb" target="_blank">two pseudo-elements</a>.
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              /* on both */
html, body {
  overflow-x: hidden;
}
body {
  background: #ccc;
}
section {
  box-sizing: border-box; /* or not */
  margin: 0 auto;
  width: 25rem;
  background: white;
  padding: 1.5rem;
  padding-bottom: 4rem;
}
h2, .full-width-borders {
  /* add in section padding (1.5rem) */
  margin: 0 -601.5rem;
  /* match section padding (1.5rem) */
  padding: .25rem 1.5rem;
  background: red;
  /* border solid, not RGBa (Safari bug) */
  /* 9600px or 10240px to avoid Chrome bug */
  /* or equivalent in ems or rems (9600/16) */
  border-left: 600rem solid maroon;
  border-right: 600rem solid maroon;
  color: white;
  font-size: 1.125rem;
}

            
          
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