Hey James. If it’s just going to be that text, it’s gotta be way more narrow, maybe something around 600px. Reading across very wide areas is uncomfortable (which is why you see so many columns in magazines/newspapers).
My recommendation is that since it’s only text you work on some creative ways for people to interact with the site to see the different sections. You can achieve an elegant look and feel with a minimalist approach, but you’ve got to get away from what people call a “wall of text”.
I wish I could think of some really good examples, but it’s escaping me. Maybe someone can remember a couple sites that focus more on typography? I believe Chris Burton has a particular niche in that arena.
I agree with the above, way too much text, not enough visuals. If you do want to display lots of text, columns are the best route to go as it splits content and gives the reader an opportunity to take in the content in bitesize amounts.
@jamesbarnsley – looks like you have worked on some interesting stuff. Maybe you should include some screen shots to give the site some visual appeal. It would also be good if you were able to demonstrate your abilities with dynamic code by using it in your site.