Elbow Room


Narrow newspaper-style columns have their advantages, but I've decided to abandon them in favor of the increased real estate offered by the virtually identical layout you see here. It sure isn't Web 2.0 material, but it'll give the occasional photo a bit more breathing room, and the little graphics I like to put in the corners of my posts won't have to be reduced to 200-and-change pixel widths to keep the text from turning into three- or four-word columns.

Another good reason to widen the playing field is the common use of RSS feeds, which tend to do away with much of a Web site's formatting anyway; the content remains, but not the look and feel. Narrow columns, among other things, generally don't come along for the ride. That isn't necessarily a bad thing.

In any case, that's what's behind the change, mostly. I think I'll also tack on one of my favorite graphics below, just to see how much of it will fit now. Can't be any worse than the 400 pixel limit I had to work with before, no?



  1. Anonymous7:15 PM UTC

    I've always loved looking for the "big picture." And here it is, after all these years! Yippee!

  2. I'm a little bit excited, because now there's room for all kinds of stuff. What stuff? I'm not sure. But it's roomy.