I’ve noticed recently that many of the techniques used by top designers are actually quite simple. It’s how these simple elements are pieced together that makes a design brilliant. Today we’ll be looking at the first one of these highly effective, yet strikingly simple design methods with the use of CSS borders.
Borders have a lot more impact than most people realize. They can make a design look miles better with only minutes of work. The little characteristics like weight, style, and color have big effects on either drawing elements out or making them fit into the background.
Read Five Minute Upgrade – Using CSS Borders for Emphasis by Zach Dunn and try out some of his suggestions on your own site.