After some consideration and experimentation, leaving it to automatically scale to 100% of the browser window seems best. This allows the user to determine how many words per column they want, by simply resizing their window.
Forced to X pixels? Forced to a Y% of the window? Forced to Z pixels?
This page was inspired off of http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?TenWordLine
My vote would be to not ever fix the width of a to be read content area. That is why web browser windows are resizable, which I almost always do when I'm reading a page vs. browseing. -- fozbaca
I've removed the width=700, it looks ok now. When a window is resized, the table gets resized appopriately as well, and it looks nice. The porportion of black background is fairly even around the table as well, at least in netscape. --Wim
You might want to put a width="100%" in the template table. --fozbaca
K... I think this is good now. --Wim