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The layout of the halfbakery is nice and simple, but it wastes far too much space for those viewing with high resolutions. When viewing a category such as "culture", it displays exactly three columns, regardless of how much space is available to the right [link]. This forces the user to needlessly
scroll to view the entire list.
If the number of columns were decided based on the current window size, this could be avoided. The only way I know of doing this without java is to get the user's current resolution througn the browser and reformat with a CGI script. Perhapse those with more HTML experience could suggest an alternative.
My view of the culture category
Not enough columns. [Aq_Bi, May 02 2005]
||One option would be to let the user specify the number of columns. This value would be stored in a cookie instead of the user's profile, to allow the use of multiple computers.
||Three columns is a good number for reading, I find.