Zoomy Anchor Thing

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<a href="#" class="article-link">
<img src="/images/banners/lets-look-back_mobile.png" alt="">
<span class="article-title">Let’s Look Back</span>
<time class="article-date" datetime="2014-02-09T02:19:00+00:00">Feb 09, 2014</time>
</a>
html,
body
{
height: 100%;
position: relative;
}
.article-link {
background-clip: padding-box;
color: white;
width: 425px;
height: 255px;
position: absolute;
top: 50%;
left: 50%;
overflow: hidden;
font: 600 16px/2em sans-serif;
text-decoration: none;
text-shadow: 0 .1em .25em rgba(black, .5);
border-radius: .375em;
transform: translate3d(-50%, -50%, 0);
img {
position: absolute;
top: 50%;
left: 50%;
transform: translate3d(-50%, -50%, 0) scale(0.85);
transition: all .3s ease;
}
&:hover img,
&:focus img
{
transform: translate3d(-50%, -50%, 0);
}
}
.article-title,
.article-date
{
position: absolute;
top: 50%;
left: 50%;
white-space: nowrap;
}
.article-title {
display: block;
font-size: 2em;
transform: translate3d(-50%, -50%, 0);
transition: all .3s ease;
.article-link:hover &,
.article-link:focus &
{
transform: translate3d(-50%, calc(-50% - .5em), 0);
}
}
.article-date {
opacity: 0;
font-size: 1.25em;
text-transform: uppercase;
transform: translate3d(-50%, calc(-50% + 1.8em), 0);
transition: all .3s ease;
.article-link:hover &,
.article-link:focus &
{
opacity: 1;
transform: translate3d(-50%, calc(-50% + .8em), 0);
transition: all .25s ease .05s;
}
}