Join Date: May 2002
Location: Toronto, Rogers, 9865 & 8300-eHDD, Sharp LC75N8000U, Denon AVR4310Ci; Sony KDL40W3000, 9865
I don't know about you, but when I'm reading, I hate columns that are too wide - it's unnatural and makes fast reading almost impossible.
It may be different for different applications (like watching a video), but for word processing, forums, most internet browsing, etc, I don't want wide. If I had a 16:9 screen, I'd probably rotate it 90 degrees for most of what I do, unless it were a huge screen, where I would put 2 windows side by side. Even on my 19" 4:3 screen, my browser is set at about 1:1. The only application I use regularly where I want wide is spreadsheets and even there, some of my spreadsheets are vertical.
I suppose if the website had several columns, that would be OK because that would achieve the same thing - an easy to read format with a vertical orientation (think newspaper or magazine)