Android Gradient Screenshot Madness

Peter-Paul Koch:

It turns out that there are differences between gradients on the various Android devices. This is not a browser thing, but an actual device thing. I compared the same gradient test on different Android devices in Firefox, Android WebKit, and Chrome, and found the same differences between the browsers. It became obvious that there are incompatibilities between these Androids’ graphical … thingies, and that browsers don’t (can’t?) work around them.

So I thought I’d write a snarky post embellished with some screenshots. It was when I had made those screenshots that the other shoe dropped: the screenshots show different gradients than the screen. In other words, Android screenshots cannot be trusted to show subtle browser differences. Actual external pictures taken with a camera are mandatory.

(Thanks to Alan Hogan.)

Tuesday, 25 November 2014