I really, really like the way the black background makes the photos pop. It makes me wonder why people don't use black matting more often.
I'm less enthusiastic about white text on black background but don't find it critically objectionable. I kind of like it, actually. Recently one of my favorite, daily-read blogs morphed from a white-text-on-black background to the reverse, a move that unleashed the hounds of Hell on the poor webmaster. In the end he reverted back to the original form though dozens of readers implored him not to.
My own ratio of compliments to the new change have been overwhelmingly positive. Two people have expressed a dislike for it. Apples to oranges, I'd be more inclined to stick with my own preferences because, after all, this is my website and I should be able to do whatever the hell I want to with it. But—there's always a but—I also cherish my readers. Without readers I might as well do something else, like read a book or take up painting.
So I'm going to ask for input. Which do you prefer? Or do you prefer the new experimental look of a dark gray background? Or would a larger font be more readable, as I've done to the new-and-possibly-improved look? Comments are appreciated, either privately or on the website.
Someday I hope to upgrade to something more customizable but for now I'm tickled pink I've done as much as I have. It's not perfect and it probably never will be. (Ditto for me.) Pleasing everybody is also not an option. But I will try to take a middle road if possible.
So please, let me know your thoughts. And thank you so much for sharing this strange journey we call life.