As a “senior” mobile developer I get asked all the time what my single “best piece of advice” is for junior level developers looking for their first or second gigs. This is it:
Work for a small startup or agency.
There are several reasons why I give this advice. Working for a small, early stage startup or agency provides these amazing benefits:
Generally speaking, small startups have very finite financial resources. Which means they cannot afford to invest a ton of time in getting you onboarded…
Creating a semi-transparent background color in an Android app was definitely not straightforward for me when starting out as an Android dev. I figured other aspiring Android devs would have similar confusion so I decided to just document the easiest way to do it here. I hope it helps!
The example below is a black background (hex value of
#000000) that is 50% transparent.
<View android:background="#80000000" />
The value provided above combines an “opacity code”
80 with the hex value code
000000. The opacity codes aren't immediately clear, so I have provided the more popular ones below for your use.