I was putting together a website design the other day and I found myself creating a pinstripe pattern for a background file. I stopped myself before it was too late. One thing that is really plain about modern web design is that there's a clear trend for pinstripe. It pops up in the CSS Zen Garden (1, 2), it's all over you favourite wordpress themes (1, 2, 3, 4), not least the theme viewer itself, and all over various CSS guru sites, too (1, 2). I for one am quite tired of it. I hold those apple macintosh people responsible.