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How do you read TYoH?

First of all, Happy Holidays. If you're reading this today, you should probably be celebrating with friends and family instead. So ignore this until after you've drunk your fair share of eggnog. (I'm buying last-minute gifts online, so I have an excuse.)

Over the holidays I'm going to try to rebuild my templates a little bit. I managed about half a rebuild when I upgraded Moveable Type, but as you can see, the sidebar is a bit of a wreck. Additionally, things like Exam Watch are currently built in modules instead of templates, which means that every change requires a full-site rebuild.

Anyway, while I'm fooling around with the templates, I'm going to try to give you the option to read TYoH in two- or three-column mode. The three column templates would look much like a Typepad version of the present site. (See Leiter Reports or The Yin Blog for an example. Three-column mode won't have a fixed width: the window will be as wide as your browser.

Which brings me to how you read TYoH in the current two-column form. I've specifically built the site so that the readable area is about 750 pixels wide, a usability decision made because I knew some of my earliest readers have high-resolution monitors but read websites with the browser stretched to full-screen. For a lot of readers, I'd imagine this results in TYoH feeling narrow and cramped. When I'm redesigning, do any readers have any opinion on whether I should retain the fixed width?


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I read your site through RSS and Thunderbird, which means that the display isn't as wide as my browser windows usually are. Point being, a fixed size that's larger than my Thunderbird panel would be annoying. As would anything that requires me to scroll sideways to see your post content.
Just set the column width to a % of the screen. On my browers about 1/3 of it is just blue space on the right. BTW. I love the exam stress advisory. Brilliant
RSS through bloglines, so it's scraped into 4/5 of a browser window anyway.
Happy new year Tony Regards Andi

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