So I have started cutting my teeth on this whole "web programming" thing and I started by playing around with my template. The whole CSS thing is pretty slick and is a DRAMATIC improvement over the table layout stuff from back in the day. So far the changes that I've made have been minor, but I'm planning on revamping the whole thing and I'm gonna start by getting rid of the stupid fixed width thing.
My rant for the day
I know that a lot of people say that liquid or elastic layouts are "harder" to read, but I really don't see any logic behind that. I mean if it's a non-fixed layout and you don't like how wide the text is then just run at a lower resolution or resize your window. Because then people are free to view it however they feel is best, instead of what you thought was best. I mean isn't that freedom and flexibility the whole point behind CSS?