Pixel Playground

db-dbFrancis Lam’s db-db is inscrutable, difficult to use, nearly illegible and patience-testing. But it’s also one of the richest and most impressive Flash-based systems around, an intricate world of tiny, pixel-based avatars living in a ‘chat playground’ superimposed on top of better-than-average design portal content. Its latest incarnation is, like the new K10k, packed with even more little widgets than ever, but the holistic effect is far more solid, giving the impression not just of a thousand corners to explore, but also of a database of great depth.