SOLVED? Wrong background colors with alpha?

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pjj
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SOLVED? Wrong background colors with alpha?

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I believe background colors (in e.g. CSS highlighter) are off, if using alpha transparency:
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#efefef55 in the editor is much darker *) than displayed in the Select Color window. #fff9 is too dark, too.

*) checked it with a color picker, so it's not optical illusion ;)
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Rickard Johansson
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Re: Wrong background colors with alpha?

Post by Rickard Johansson »

A color with alpha transparency will always look different depending on the background. A lighter background gives a lighter color, a darker background - a darker color ...
What really matters is how it looks in your HTML document displayed by the browser. And unfortunately, I don't think there is any other way to test the color than displaying it in a browser preview tab.

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