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Many popular online newspapers (eg. The Wall Street Journal, Le Figaro, The Telegraph) offer some free content, but require users to purchase a subscription if they want unlimited reading.

And in a world where many people expect content on the internet to be free, finding the most suitable payment model is an ongoing challenge for online publishers.

“One of the most essential all-time challenges for journalism is its economic sustainability.” – Aurelija Gackaitė

In this short tutorial, we’ll use JavaScript to mimic this behavior. First we’ll create a post with restricted content, masked by a gradient, and then we’ll let subscribed users reveal the full post.


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