I love designing things that I know, will work just as good as they look.
I had to design my own little gallery page, and I wanted it to be really easy to use. I completely changed the layout of this one page, in contrast to the rest of the site. As the rest of the site is focused on blog posts, with a slim content panel. I wanted the images to be large enough to see properly without having to click. However clicking the images opens up a lightbox. This functionality is almost always expected.
Another great element in this is that on hover, the alt tag of the image pops up as a little title. Simple functionality, but very nice to use. As the thumbnail images were so big I had to limit the amount of images on the page to decrease loading times. So There's also a pagnation.