Newspapers vs. the Internet (Cartoon)

It’s not the medium, it’s the content.

(via Slate)

The Complete Illustrated ACME Catalog

Remember the ACME Corporation from those old Looney Toons cartoons? Well leave it up someone on the Internet with way too much time on their hands to catalog every occurrence of an ACME product in a cartoon, complete with screen grabs.

ACME Corporation - Makers of EVERYTHING!

So the next time you need to know where an ACME Strait-Jacket Ejecting Bazooka was used or what an ACME Ultimatum Dispatcher looks like, you know where to turn to. And surprisingly it’s not a Wikipedia article.

Inspiration: The Perfect Use Of Flash

Mauricio Guimaraes is a web designer and illustrator from Brazil. His online portfolio at demonstrates this in a unique way by creating an immersible environment that shows off his world.

Mauricio Guimaraes’s Flash Website

It is not a very complex site, only having 4 sections in total, but it more than makes up for depth with rich visuals. The drawings are detailed, animations smooth, and overall is just down right fun to explore and poke around. Flash is the perfect medium for a site of this nature as the non-linear layout is hard to translate in HTML. Plus, Mauricio avoided many of the things that depress the user experience of a Flash site like music blaring, lengthy load times, and an non-interactive intro screen.

So if you are ever thinking about doing a pure Flash website, take a good hard look at your requirements and make sure the medium supports the desired user experience.