Features/Develop Web

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DevelopWeb is an Activity for Web Development using which children can develop Web Sites through HTML, Javascript and other web technologies. Children can learn quickly how to develop web pages in a step by step approach through examples provided for each HTML component.


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  • Email: kartik.peri@gmail.com

Current status

  • Targeted release: (SUGAR_VERSION)
  • Last updated: (DATE)
  • Percentage of completion: XX%

Detailed Description

Introduction: The domain/area which is yet to be explored by children is Web. This activity is a step towards the effort to help them learn HTML and Web development. Using this activity, children can

  • Easily create HTML pages using HTML tags
  • Embed Javascript within HTML pages
  • Develop web site by creating set of HTML pages


  • This will be an Integrated Development Environment(IDE) where toolbars will be presented with HTML components on it. Thus providing drag-drop feature for creating HTML pages just by dragging HTML components on canvas. The drag-drop operation on canvas will generate HTML markup in the backgroud and save to the file
  • It will support three modes-

(a)Design Mode: In this mode, children can create HTML pages on the fly using drag-drop feature.
(b) Source Mode: In this mode, children can create HTML pages by writing the HTML markup by themselves.
(c) Publish Mode: In this mode, children can view the page as it will appear when published. Support for view the HTML page within the activity.i.e. opening the resultant HTML page within same activity in this mode.

  • Toolbar: The toolbar consisting of HTML components will be beneficial to children to quickly create HTML pages just by drag and drop. As a result the HTML markup will be added automatically to Source of the file. This way Children can see how to write HTML markup in source
  • Multitab feature where several pages can be edited simultaneously.

Screen Mockups: DevelopWeb DesignMode.jpg

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Benefit to Sugar

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What work do the developers have to accomplish to complete the feature in time for release? Is it a large change affecting many parts of the distribution or is it a very isolated change? What are those changes?

UI Design

Does the feature have a direct impact on the work flow, or does it need a UI? Link here mockups, or add detailed descriptions.

How To Test

Features/Develop Web/Testing

User Experience

If this feature is noticeable by its target audience, how will their experiences change as a result? Describe what they will see or notice.


What other packages (RPMs) depend on this package? Are there changes outside the developers' control on which completion of this feature depends? In other words, does your feature depend on completion of another feature owned by someone else or that you would need to coordinate, which might cause you to be unable to finish on time? Other upstream projects like Python?

Contingency Plan

If you cannot complete your feature by the final development freeze, what is the backup plan? This might be as simple as "None necessary, revert to previous release behaviour." Or it might not. If your feature is not completed in time, we want to assure others that other parts of Sugar will not be in jeopardy.


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Release Notes

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