One particular design trend that has caught my attention of late on web development and graphic design blogs is the fancy gray border that surrounds images in blog posts. There are subtle variations of it around the web, which you can see on a number of blogs and tutorial sites.
Sometimes it’s just an image with a solid border and slightly lighter shaded background. Elsewhere it’s a linked image with the same effect, plus a rollover state that changes the color of the border and/or background. And sometimes it’s seen in the ads on a design blog.