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PSA on mischievous opacity

Published on | Prototyping: From UX to Front End — Medium Paul Danyliuk Because alpha=0.5 is not always half the color Yesterday I was doing some mocking-up for my upcoming Android app (that’s despite the fact that I had rage-quit indie development 🙂). I drew some black text with 87% opacity, as prescribed by the Material spec, and added an 87% black line below. That’s when I noticed something was off: Clearly, the text looked lighter than the underline. At first, I thought this was a bug. Affinity Designer for Windows, the
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