The page width for the site is pretty conservative – roughly 950 pixels, if memory serves. The picture columns are 300 px wide, and the column of text content is about 500 px wide plus some white space on the sides.
This choice was made in part because netbooks were big back then – then tablets emerged, though the most recent ones have very good resolution. But more broadly it was motivated by knowing that people don’t generally have high-performance monitors. The two most common screen resolutions for WORG readers are 1366×768 and 1024×768 – with 1280×800 close behind. At these resolutions you’ve got a bit of blank (well, green) screen on the right, assuming your browser window is at full width – which isn’t a good assumption.
The space left at these common resolutions is about the width of the illustration column… basically, enough space for me to slip an advert in, when that will become necessary to pay for the hosting (so roughly five years ago).
Still, I’m considering slightly bigger images when we redo the next version in a few years – the difference between a 300-pixel-wide illustrations column and a 350px one is larger than it sounds. And I assume many people frequent the site in good part for the images as our illustrations slowly get better.
The width of the content column is unlikely to change, though – it’s the length for a line of text that is best-suited to most readers.
Anyway, roll call for a quick, small batch while I have a bit of time.
- The entry for Overmaster’s Cadre in the DC Universe was rewritten for style and concision.
- After the cartoon version, here’s a full profile for the comic book version of the original Sportsmaster – a veteran DCU villain.
- The entry for the pre-Crisis version of Onyx (DC Universe) had its texts polished. He he. Onyx. Polished. Ditto for the first Shatterfist (also the DC Universe one) who was largely rewritten.
- Lady Vermin of the Knights of Wundagore, in case your game needs a flying rat that shoots energy blasts.
- If flying rats that shoot energy blasts are not your thing, Pur_See_i8 wrote an entry for cyberpunk mercenary Johnny Mnemonic – the version from the eponymous movie.
- MASS EFFECT. Now it’s Ashley’s turn - Gunnery Chief Williams reporting. Furthermore, the main article is finalised for now, with various additions and changes — and a note about how this material would require extensive playtesting.
- The first two entries for Carol Danvers (entry one, entry two) have had yet another minor round of rewriting for clarity, since they’re complex entries.
- The third Carol Danvers entry (early Ms. Marvel) was thoroughly overhauled and extended to cover everything up to the costume change in late 1978. Lot of new material and what was already there was reorganised and partially rewritten.
- Superstar, from the Busiek/Immonen series of the same name, as written up by Bryan.
- UNIVERSE AZ. Azrael’s newest entry is about a version of Blossom – from the Powerpuff Girls – operating in his super-heroes universe.
- And an entry for Sonny Crockett by Mike – from the movie version of Miami Vice.