Fonts are an essential tool for many web designer. Often an appropriate font, or lack thereof, can make or break a type-based site, for example a blog or a news site. Also essential for headlines, and all sorts of creatively placed text, fonts are great way to spice things up in your design.
Skeuomorphism has become something of a buzz-word in the design world in the past year. If we take a look at Google Trends' account of global searches for the word "skeuomorphism" in 2013, we see two main spikes, the first coinciding with the announcing of iOS 7 (circa June 2013) and the second with the release of iOS 7 (September 2013).
Some time ago I wrote a post about Minimalism. Published in July was a more complete article of mine on the subject of minimalism for the famous "Web Designer Depot" website that published many articles, how-to's and all the current news regarding web design. Head on over to their site and check it out!