Considering the Stack Overflow 2010 Analytics, @JeffAtwood tells us :
We design for a fixed minimum width of 1024 px [...].
Obviously screen and window widths can be different, especially in your case because of the Unity interface so you are unluckily part of the non-targeted audience.
Can they make askubuntu more netbook-friendly ? Sure.
Will they make it ? I don't know. I'm also not sure if we should consider this request as an askubuntu specific or as a generic stackexchange issue.
Currently you have some solutions :
- Zoom out in your browser (Ctrl + scrolldown, works for Chrome and FF).
- Maybe modify your interface : hiding the left panel, not using Unity (yes, I know, this can't be a really satisfying answer...)