Transparency – Part 3

In the previous article we looked at the GridLayout label pattern and explored how it is designed to keep the label text visible irrespective of the background. In this article we’ll look at this concept further.

Text Shadows

Often tools like Photoshop are used to create graphic elements which are actually text with various effects applied to them, and an well used effect in such elements is the use of shadows. Android supports text shadows, and in this article we’ll explore a number of ways that we can use the built in shadows…