What Is HTML5 Drag And Drop
HTML5 drag and drop is an extremely powerful feature. It’s supported by most modern browsers (Chrome, Firefox, IE10, etc.) and it can be used to create some pretty interesting user interactions.
In HTML5, drag and drop is an API method that can be used to simplify moving or copying a piece of data and/or a file within a webpage (e.g images, videos, text, links, etc.).
In the past, if you wanted to add a drag and drop feature to your site or application, you would need to use a third-party plugin. With HTML5, all of the functionality is natively built in. If this functionality is what you need, it’s now extremely easy to add dragging and dropping of elements onto the page (or even between pages) to your web applications. Now that’s awesome!
Whether you want to move an element with mouse or with keyboard, just choose the right library to use, copy and paste its code in your project, and you are done. Let’s get started.
Originally Published Aug 03 2018, updated Jan 26 2022
A Photoshop inspired touch-enabled draggable, resizable and rotatable library without any 3rd dependencies.
Drag and drop support is an incredibly common feature in web development these days, and it’s something that you need to know how to incorporate on your own site.
The concept of drag and drop has been around for a long time, but with the advent of HTML5 elements, there are now workarounds that allow for native drag and drop support in most modern browsers.