Using a large monitor myself and after getting used to fluid widths for many forums I really like being able to utilise my extra screen real estate. However on the other hand from a beginner designer viewpoint it's much easier to design and update a fixed width banner image, plus you can then have funky background images behind that yet again (granted only people with larger screen will probably appreciate.)
I'm wondering if it's possible to, or worth offering users the option to go with fixed width or fluid width and have two different banner designs?
Main problem I'm thinking is if I do that it could screw with the layout of things on my portal, as I'd want to use the current news slider on the fixed width version and an expandable accordion version on the fluid width.
The shout box would also need to scale but I'm sure a bit of css code modification could take care of that pretty easily?
Is it worth even considering this or should I just pick one and stick with it? What do y'all think?