I'm curious what are other people's list of recent design trends that end up hurting usability. Extra points if you still have to do them because you need a "trendy" design.
My personal favorite is text-shadow on nearly all text. Major culprit is Twitter and Apple but I'm seeing it everywhere. Yes, sometimes it's fine, but usually the displays being used just technically can't handle the text-shadow well (let alone fonts in general) and the text becomes hard to read and fuzzy.