AAAHHH....that helped a bit. Difference between old and new templates: Old simply has an item called "Featured Articles" under the Design tab which controls BOTH the background of a Featured Block AND Borders. The name is not intuitive in the least. New has "Feature Layout Background" and "Article Layout Border" under the Design. This makes more sense. PS: Something that always drove me nuts when I first started with CC - there are no names associated with the block and layout icons in the Build tab in the old templates. Newbies have no way of knowing what each block is. At least in the new templates, the block and layout icons have names.
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