The arguments about liquid design, scalable fonts and line length comes up again and again. You may wish to track down one of these publication for the next time it springs up.
An experimental investigation of the effects of line length, document height and number of columns when reading from screen
“Line length was found to be a significant factor in influencing reading rate, whilst comprehension remained relatively constant. Long line lengths (about 100 characters per line) were read faster than shorter lines. However, this line length is judged as least easy to read, and people are generally in agreement that 55 characters per line is the easiest to read. ”
later that same day
A couple more items
smoking gun has a way to use css and js to control layout while scaling (or so I am told) and this is an intriguing look at the browser as canvas…
Dao of Web Design is a great article on accepting the medium’s nature.