A List Too Far Apart?

Jeremy Keith comments on the very wide fixed-width layout of A List Apart in A List Too Far Apart?.

Just like Jeremy, I have a nice, big, wide monitor hooked up to my computer. And just like Jeremy, I like to keep my browser window at around 800 pixels wide (screen size != browser size). The new A List Apart doesn't fit in that window.

Don't get me wrong. Having a four-column layout is fine. And the new A List Apart design is beautiful. What I don't get is why they have a whole column of just whitespace (except for the header) and made the whole thing fixed width.

Sure, go wide, use lots of whitespace to let the content breathe. But don't you think making the width liquid or elastic instead of fixed would accomodate the largest number of visitors?

Posted on August 28, 2005 in Quicklinks