What Is Drag And Drop?
Drag And Drop is one of the most commonly used features in today's web page or applications that allow the user to change the position of an object (element) by using mouse drag or touch events.
How does Drag and Drop work?
HTML5 (the latest version of Hypertext Markup Language) provides a basic HTML Drag and Drop API on your web app. The user may select draggable elements with a mouse, drag those elements to a droppable element, and drop them by releasing the mouse button. A translucent representation of the draggable elements follows the pointer during the drag operation.
The Best Drag and Drop Plugin?
Originally Published Nov 13 2019, updated Mar 04 2022
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jQuery Drag And Drop Plugins:
draganddrop.js is a jQuery drag and drop plugin that enables sortable and draggable functionalities on any DOM elements without requiring the jQuery UI library.
A jQuery plugin used to extend the jQuery UI's draggable interaction that enables the user to select and drag & drop multiple elements at once.
A jQuery based mobile-first drag and drop library that makes any DOM elements draggable via touch events.
html5sortable is a tiny jQuery plugin which adds draggable sorting functionality to Bootstrap framework by using native HTML5 drag and drop API.
Touch-dnd is a powerful jQuery plugin which provides smooth, touch-enabled drag'n'drop and sortable functionalities on a list or grid using CSS3 transforms and transitions.
A Photoshop inspired touch-enabled draggable, resizable and rotatable library without any 3rd dependencies.