So for no apparent reason I decided to alter my Blogger template. I changed all the containers so that they get their width as a percentage of the browser window. This means when you make your window bigger my blog will follow suit.
It always annoys me a little when a website author assumes I have a screen the width of a matchbox to view their content on. These sites always end up with huge expanses of barren, abandoned and unused screen real estate on either side of an impossibly thin column.
Of course, when I do have a screen the size of a matchbox (AKA my mobile) I also hate sites which don't accomodate that as well - but that's a rant for another day.