The Lab

A series of experiments by Kris Gösser

Tweet Translator
Date
February 15, 2014
Abstract
Twitter is easily my favorite social network, and I get a lot of personal value out of it. Lately I have found myself following more individuals who are bi-lingual. Many years ago Twitter had a "Translate Tweet" option in their iOS app, but killed it. While there are several options, like visiting the tweeter's profile in Chrome, the main option for translation right now is copying and pasting every tweet into something like Google Translate. This project was an experiment to learn more about Twitter's API and Google Translate's API. The bummer: Google's Translate API is not free!
2013/14 NFL Super Bowl Predictions
Date
December 30, 2013
Abstract
The start of every sports season ushers in hopes and dreams for each team and fan base. I'm always interested tracking predictions, mostly because I find it curious that they are never revisited by the pundits. Withi the regular season ending on Sunday, I wanted to go back and document the pre-season predictions and see which trends were accurately predicted and which weren't.
Loading Results Animation
Date
September 19, 2013
Abstract
Creating circular animated gifs are a pain in Photoshop and other available tools. CSS3 rotation animations are a serviceable, and preferable, alternative.
Animated Dialogs
Date
August 17, 2013
Abstract
Pulling UI inspiration from operating systems is now not only possible, but preferrable when designing modern web applications. Here I try to take animation of an opening Finder window in OSX 10.8.3 and apply it to a dialog window of an example app.
CSS3 Animations and Tool Tips
Date
July 1, 2013
Abstract
Tool tips are a common component to interactive charts and graphs. This experiment is geared towards making those tips fun and engaging via newer animations available via CSS.