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PullJosh
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Elemental: A Web Blox Revamp for 2.0


Web Blox was a Scratch 1.4 Mod that allowed users to code in HTML, CSS, JS, and more with Scratch Blocks. (The linked wiki articles explains further.) Unfortunately, the download is no longer available.

I want to recreate Web Blox as a modern, HTML5 based tool designed to be more similar to Scratch 2.0.

What do you guys think of the idea? If you guys like it, then the next order of business would be to decide on a name. That way, I can create a github organization for us.


Current Github Repo: https://github.com/ElementalCode/Elemental

Last edited by PullJosh (July 22, 2015 16:32:03)


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CatsUnited
Scratcher
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Elemental: A Web Blox Revamp for 2.0

Yes, it could act as a bridge between scratch and web languages for Scratchers.

bobbybee
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Elemental: A Web Blox Revamp for 2.0

Modding Pixie will be… well, good luck :p

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PullJosh
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Elemental: A Web Blox Revamp for 2.0

bobbybee wrote:

Modding Pixie will be… well, good luck :p
What? I've poked around a bit in the source, and it seems fine. Is there anything I'm not seeing?

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BookOwl
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Elemental: A Web Blox Revamp for 2.0

I would like to help.

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PullJosh
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Elemental: A Web Blox Revamp for 2.0

Awesome! Once we figure out a name, I'll create the Github Org. and you'll be invited.

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BookOwl
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Elemental: A Web Blox Revamp for 2.0

PullJosh wrote:

Awesome! Once we figure out a name, I'll create the Github Org. and you'll be invited.
How about BlockTag?

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PullJosh
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Elemental: A Web Blox Revamp for 2.0

BookOwl wrote:

PullJosh wrote:

Awesome! Once we figure out a name, I'll create the Github Org. and you'll be invited.
How about BlockTag?
“Elemental”?
It's an elementary tool for creating HTML elements.

(Also, attempting to make this proves that we the creators are mental.)

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ChocolatePi
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Elemental: A Web Blox Revamp for 2.0

PullJosh wrote:

BookOwl wrote:

PullJosh wrote:

Awesome! Once we figure out a name, I'll create the Github Org. and you'll be invited.
How about BlockTag?
“Elemental”?
It's an elementary tool for creating HTML elements.

(Also, attempting to make this proves that we the creators are mental.)
I've always to want to name something “Bamboo”, so don't use that
PullJosh
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Elemental: A Web Blox Revamp for 2.0

Hey guys, I just had an awesome idea!

Let's name it “Bamboo”. I've always wanted to name something that.

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ev3coolexit987654
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Elemental: A Web Blox Revamp for 2.0

Cool idea!



I like blocktag.

I'm ev3commander on github btw

Last edited by ev3coolexit987654 (July 17, 2015 17:22:38)

ChocolatePi
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Elemental: A Web Blox Revamp for 2.0

PullJosh wrote:

Hey guys, I just had an awesome idea!

Let's name it “Bamboo”. I've always wanted to name something that.
Hardy, har, har
PullJosh
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Elemental: A Web Blox Revamp for 2.0

ev3coolexit987654 wrote:

Cool idea!



I like blocktag.

I'm ev3commander on github btw
TagDrag?

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ev3coolexit987654
Scratcher
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Elemental: A Web Blox Revamp for 2.0

Uh… ok?
Filestart ::control hat
!doctype [html v] ::events
html ::control cstart
body ::control cstart
p [i is awesome] /p ::pen
/body ::control cend
/html ::control cend
ChocolatePi
Scratcher
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Elemental: A Web Blox Revamp for 2.0

I think you're better off just recoding a basic block dragging environment, since that's the only thing you're really taking from pixie. After all, we need no stage, costume editor, etc.

PullJosh
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Elemental: A Web Blox Revamp for 2.0

ChocolatePi wrote:

I think you're better off just recoding a basic block dragging environment, since that's the only thing you're really taking from pixie. After all, we need no stage, costume editor, etc.

Fair enough. I'll add it to the OP.

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Thepuzzlegame
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Elemental: A Web Blox Revamp for 2.0

PullJosh wrote:

Unfortunately, the download is no longer available.
Actually, you can still download it here.

PullJosh wrote:

I want to recreate Web Blox as a mod of Pixie, by nXIII.
Sounds cool! I'm afraid I can't join right now as I'm a bit busy with other stuff but that may change soon.

hi!
PullJosh
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Elemental: A Web Blox Revamp for 2.0

We also need to think through what the blocks should say (what the “syntax” should be).

Are we sticking with a direct copy of HTML, something like this?:

‹html› ::control cstart

‹/html› ::control cend
Note: I'm using funky arrow things instead of < and > so that it doesn't display as blocks.

Or do we want something more user-friendly like this:

html ::control cstart
::control cend

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BookOwl
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Elemental: A Web Blox Revamp for 2.0

ChocolatePi wrote:

I think you're better off just recoding a basic block dragging environment, since that's the only thing you're really taking from pixie. After all, we need no stage, costume editor, etc.

I have created a mockup based off up pixie that would show what i think we should change.Here is a link to the picture
I actually like Elemental for the name, although Bamboo is cool to.

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ev3coolexit987654
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Elemental: A Web Blox Revamp for 2.0

I guess the second one.
Also, note that Web Blox did not use c-blocks.

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