One thing I have noticed is an increase in the number of webpages that are formatted to be 800 pixals wide, and only 800 pixals. This blog is one, facebook is another, and there are many other examples. This is awful. My screen is around 1400 pixals wide, and 1600 pixal wide screens are common. In this case you loose half the width to blank space. Meanwhile I am forced to scroll down the screen to read the copious amounts of text.
So why is this? I think the main reason is that some of the cool effects (like rounded corners) rely on images of a certain width. I think I am going to rebel and redo my blogs look so that it can increase in size. I still want my header image though, which limits the width, so I am going to go with the following:
- Use a larger image, but only show some subset based on the width.
P.S. I now have six friends on facebook.