I think the typographical proportions of #1 work best. Unfortunately, I'm not buying in to any of the shape work you're doing. The new origami-style flying creature shape you've done has a very inorganic,...
So, here we go! I did not make this site, but it has been up for about 8 years. I am in school for advertising and have a web design class this 1/4 (intro web design for non majors. I want to off myself sometimes because it is so hard!!! Props to the web guys and gals out there). Anyways, we already have a coppermine gallery installed. It is a mess right now, so disregard the non-working pics and such. I am working on cleaning all of that up. We had a server disaster along the way and some of the pics got deleted in the process.
So my question is, should I stick with coppermine since we all know how to use it already or is there a better option with similar characteristics? I like that it can have so many pictures, the way the albums work and that it is already up and running. It is a bit tedious to add pics, but I can get over that since I have gotten good at the process. I think at this point, I just need to make the design work with the new site I am designing. I should also mention that we sponsor a few forums, so we have some pic links out there and it would be nice if they stayed where they are.
If you think I should ditch it, please post up your suggested options.
If you think I should keep it and just customize, let me know if you have any good resources for editing the design and such. I don't even know where to begin.