so, after briefly flirting with a fixed width design, i've got back a "fluid" layout for this site. thanks mainly to peter at openflows for some good articles on the merits of liquid layouts. i've personally come to the conclusion that both approaches have their own merits, and as usual it's a matter of fitting the design to the application. that said, this blog (imo) looks better liquid - too damned much white space otherwise. besides, not enough people read it to really make a difference ;) as an interesting aside... i also dug up this article discussing "elastic" design (a sort of compromise). looks like an interesting 3rd party.