I'm working on a new theme for version 4 of the Krystal Archive. The new theme will focus on simplification of the visual style, the site design itself, and the content design so that people that other myself will be able to help maintain the Krystal Archive. Take a look, and tell me what you think. The image of Krystal was specially rendered for the Krystal Archive version 4 by Greyfirefox.
The first comments I've received on the above design called for a background image. The above image does have a subtle background in the form of noise (like the previous version 3.5 of the site). So far, commenters want a large, Krystal-centric background image, which is probably not going to happen due to the inherent limitations of such backgrounds (see comments), and the fact that this site expands and contracts its size based on the width of the browser window (and in the future, will adapt to mobile devices). I am not opposed to a more agressive, repeating, small background image though. Here's the site with some of the background imagery from the Saurian Translator. I think it works pretty well here, but tell me what you think.