Drop-shadows and gradients are two of the most common design elements on the web.
Youâ€™ll find them accompanying many different styles. Theyâ€™re handy effects for web designers because theyâ€™re attractive, useful and easy to create with any graphics program. But they have a dark side: theyâ€™re frequently abused.
Using amateurish drop-shadows or gradients is almost as bad [...]