I agree with everything that has been said, and you already have the #1 issue (in my opinion) addressed. As Myaleigh covered, it has to be easy to read. Glaring colors are not good, certainly not on a background color. Earth tones tend to be easier to read- the muted greens and browns here at CR are one example, and you're using a shade of brwon as well. This only applies to text- use as much color in your pictures as you want- but keep in mind the impact that high resolution pictures will have on loading times.
There's nothing that drives me away from a site quicker than a bright green background with bright blue text, no matter how useful the information on that site may be.
I have two modes: wiseass and dumbass. Mode is determined by current blood alcohol level.
Drinking is a sport. In order to be competitive, you must practice on a regular basis. Although you can practice alone, it is much more fun to practice with friends. If you're out of shape and practice too hard, you will regret it the next day.
Life is a disease. It is sexually transmitted and always terminal.