While doing my normal browsing this evening, I noticed something: every (non-news) site that I frequent has rounded corners. Once I noticed it and started looking for them, I realized that this is actually true. First up was xkcd:
Then I saw the same thing on reddit:
Going back to Twitter to faithfully report on this observation, I saw:
And, of course, with Twitter Bootstrap’s popularity, that one was the kicker. But the web was not done. Tumblr is also cuckoo for rounded corners (albeit via an img tag, rather than CSS3; boo! hiss!):
All of which is to say nothing at all because, well, rounded corners are cool and elegant and beautiful. Still, don’t abandon the square. It has a lot to offer, with its strength and rigidity.