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                <h1 class="text-longshadow">
    Text with<br> 
    a long shadow.<br> 
    How hip!


                @import "compass/css3";

@import url(,900);

 * A Long-shadow mixin, guaranteed to make your Dribbble shots 11% cooler
 * @param  string  $color_a  The darkest colour (closest the object)
 * @param  string  $color_b  The lightest colour (often the background colour)
 * @param  int     $stepnum  Number of steps
 * @param  int     $opacity  The opacity of the blend
 * @return list         	   Returns a list ready to drop into 'box-shadow' or text-shadow
@function longshadow($color_a,$color_b,$stepnum, $opacity: 1){

	$gradient_steps: null;

	@for $i from 1 through $stepnum {

		$weight: ( ( $i - 1 ) / $stepnum ) * 100;

		$colour_mix: mix($color_b, rgba($color_a, $opacity), $weight);

		$seperator: null;

		@if($i != $stepnum){ 
			$seperator: #{','}; 

		$gradient_steps: append( #{$gradient_steps}, #{$i}px #{$i}px $colour_mix $seperator );


  	@return $gradient_steps;


$bg: #e74c3c;

  background: $bg;

.text-longshadow {
  color: #fff;
  font-size: 8rem; 
  line-height: 8rem;
  font-family: "lato", sans-serif;
  font-weight: 900;
  text-align: center;
  @include text-shadow(longshadow(darken($bg,30%),$bg,50, 0.5));