is there some reason its so narrow? it only fills the middle 1/3 of my screen. (16:9)
disregard "malicious website" warnings from antivirus programs. its not 1995 not sure why people even have them. they just breed complacency and cause people trouble with false positives.
Yes, there is: A website can be designed to have a fixed or dynamic width. As you can imagine dynamic width means that all the pages need to dynamically adapt to the width of your browser window. It takes some experience and a lot of effort (and testing) to get this right. I'm a complete beginner when it comes to webdesign - as a matter of fact I was basically finished creating this site only two weeks after I first read what HTML and CSS actually is.
My site width is fixed, as I have limited time and resources to invest and rather spend those on quality content than website appearance. Additionally I'm in good company - a lot of popular sites (such as CR) have a fixed site width). It only fills 1/3 of your screen since I designed it to be readable on small screens - think mobile devices.
Love your articles (great writing style BTW), excellent shots of course, and the site itself is well structured and easy to navigate. Loads nice and quickly too!
The only thing I would say, and bear in mind that this an entirely subjective thing, is that the "boxed" style (clearly outlined fixed width content area) along with the finish and arrangement of the navigation links looks a little retro to me. Like I said though, this is just my personal preference.
Thanks very much! Yea I know it looks retro, but as I said web design is none of my talents so I created a layout that is simple and working.