greg drew a sketch of the possible home page but we were not quite sold on the idea. the first image is the first rendition of the matrix concept. greg liked that all the projects could be viewed at one time to give viewers an idea of the range. the next series of images are the stills of an animated process that reduces the number of options based on how you click through the options.
option 2 is the black background. it is nice how the images almost glow off the background. i have never been a fan of the darth vader black websites. the short clip below is a alternate option for the project pages layout. the dotted boxes at the bottom would be the images of the project.