While walking by Fenway Park last night around 11PM, I saw a stream of sparks raining down from somewhere up on the scaffolding. It was cool, in an industrial sort of way. As it turns out, also dangerous.

I saw this news item on Boston.com. I don’t visit that site regularly, but I received a “Check out the new Boston.com” e-mail and figured I’d check out the new Boston.com. The e-mail lists eight improvements they’ve made to the site. The first is “Our pages are wider”. Having been involved with the design, development, and maintenance of another complicated website, I know how painful the seemingly-simple change of widening your site’s standard width can be, but this feature is unlikely to impress a potential visitor. I wouldn’t lead with it.