Actually this is the way my website looked when I designed it six or eight months ago even before I went full-time and started writing the blog, but for some technical reasons I ended up having to use a website theme that had white pages. I never liked the white pages, pictures don't look good on a white background, they look much better on a dark or black background and since my pictures need all the help they can get I did not like the white background at all.
Then yesterday I started thinking that there must be a way of tricking a white page into becoming a black page, and it occurred to me that since I can cover a page with a picture why not take a picture of something black, [and you can keep your Obama jokes to yourself ] , and putting it on the webpage. So I left the lens cover on my camera snapped a picture, uploaded it to my website, put it on the page, and Wa La, [for those of you who speak French that's Voila in English] I had a black page.
then I tweaked a few things that have been bugging me and this is the way it ended up. I hope that the totally black look is not too overwhelming, and I hope it didn't make it too difficult to read. I know I wouldn't want to spend half an hour reading a black page but since blog posts are short I hope it will be okay.