I am just building a forum/content site and I am looking at the layout which will cover both aspects. I can choose whether I should use percentage or a fixed width for the layout.
Several big forums including Sitepoint use a percentage based layout but I believe that knowing the max width will allow me to create the rest of the site more appealing to the eyes.
But my question is: As users of a forum which do you prefer? Percentage or fixed width layout for a forum?