Collection of jQuery Drag and Drop Plugins

Everything related to web development has been made very easy and quick now days – thanks to jQuery. It allows us to perform many difficult tasks only with a few lines of code and the good news is that it is becoming more sophisticated day by day. One of the biggest reasons of the ease of use of jQuery is the plethora of plugins present out there, and their number is constantly growing.

Creating lightweight, sleek and user friendly interfaces easily is now possible. For a good user interface, it is a must that its user events such as fx. user dragging etc should be perfect. So in order to help you create some awesome stuff, today we have an Amazing Collection of 25 jQuery Drag And Drop Plugins. We hope you will find these really helpful.

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Collection of jQuery Drag and Drop Plugins

jquery.event.drag

jquery.event.drag

jquery.event.drag is an awesome jQuery special event plugin which lets you add sophisticated drag interactions to any of the elements! Great, right?

How to mimic the iGoogle Interface

How to Mimic the iGoogle Interface

Everyone loves iGoogle interface and wants to imitate it. This one is a great tutorial in which you will be taught creating customizable iGoogle like interface with widgets. It is a really easy to follow tutorial and anyone can learn from it.

PPDRAG

PPDRAG

This one is a great plugin which imitates the interface of jQuery UI’s Draggable. Presently small subsets of its options are supported.

Resizable

Resizable

Resizable is a handy plugin which has the ability of resizing rectangles with content with ease.

Jquery Iviewer

Jquery Iviewer

It is a jquery UI widget which represents photo component which is used for loading and viewing photos. It allows zooming in a photo and dragging it to the container using your mouse.

Drag’n Drop With jQuery And PHP

Drag’n Drop With jQuery And PHP

Applying drag and drop was once very tough, but now thanks to JavaScript frameworks it is not that tough. Here it is given how you can do it using jQuery & jQuery UI.

MapBox

MapBox

This jQuery plugin lets you create small scale, zoomable, draggable maps with multiple layers of content. Applying the Framework to games, development plans, or any other layout is possible.

Table Drag and Drop JQuery plugin

Table Drag and Drop JQuery plugin

Making the rows within a table drag and drop is not an easy task and cannot be achieved through the usual drag and drop tools for many reason, such as the need to move the complete row and not only the cell which gets the mouse events. You are also required to have a certain code for re-parenting a row. Unfortunately the effects such as fade In/fade Out are not very compatible with table rows on all browsers, thus we are required to choose simpler effects.

Dragscrollable

Dragscrollable

This fabulous plugin allows mimicking the effect as in Google maps i.e., dragging the contents of a div acting as a viewport. Simple, yet amazing!

Interface plugin for jQuery

Interface plugin for jQuery

This plugin boasts a collection of amazing interface components that uses the JavaScript library jQuery. Using this plugin you can create web apps and interface with ease.

Draggable

Draggable

This one is a simple plugin which simply does what its name says: it allows making chosen elements draggable by mouse.

jQuery: Customizable layout using drag and drop [Examples]

jQuery Customizable layout using drag and drop

This one shows how and where the things would be positioned after being dropped..

NestedSortable

NestedSortable

This one lets you sort vertically and nest elements simultaneously by utilizing drag and drop. You can set it up like a regular Sortable. It allows using most of its options.

animaDrag

animaDrag

animaDrag is a fabulous plugin which is quite small. This drag and drop plugin is not dependent on the jQuery UI framework. Using this plugin you can ease the draggable by jQuery animation.

Ajax Upload; A file upload script with progress-bar, drag-and-drop

Ajax Upload- A file upload script with progress-bar drag-and-drop

This is a really nice plugin which utilizes XHR in order to upload multiple files with progress-bar

jqDnR

jqDnR

jqDnR is a really tiny jQuery plugin which allows dragging, dropping, and resizing elements easily.

(mb)ImgNavigator

(mb)ImgNavigator

This one offers a photo gallery which lets you view large photos by utilizing a navigator map and drag. Dragging the large photo in the display by the navigator or the photo itself is also possible.

Sortable Lists

Sortable Lists

This one is a really nice script which lets you rearrange a list by dragging and dropping.

Drag-and-Drop with jQuery: Your Essential Guide

Drag-and-Drop with jQuery Your Essential Guide

If you want to learn using jQuery, jQuery UI Draggable and Droppable plugins, then you should definitely check this one out. It also teaches creating drag-and-drop interfaces for your web pages. It also boasts a drag and drop card game example!

Ultra small code to drag everything in HTML pages

Ultra small code to drag everything in HTML pages

This one is a really simple and and quick script which you can use and customize.

$.event.special.drag

$.event.special.drag

As the name suggests, this one is a jQuery special event implementation of a drag event model. Developers who don’t want a complex script with a lot of different options will find this one really useful. It makes managing drag events easy as it takes care of the DOM events after you have bound a “drag” event handler, and it triggers other handlers at the right time.

jQuery mb.containerPlus

mb.containerPlus

This one is an amazing plugin which allows creating full featured containers. You can set the container to be draggable, resizable, collapsable and minimizable.

CropZoom

CropZoom

As the name suggests, this plugin allows cropping a selected part of a photo. Zooming in or zooming out, dragging or rotating a photo is possible too.

jQuery TextAreaResizer plugin

jQuery TextAreaResizer plugin

As the name suggests, this plugin lets you extend the text area where ever you want!

jQuery List DragSort

jQuery List DragSort

This one is a handy little plugin that allows sorting lists by dragging and dropping.


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1 Comment

  1. Alex says:

    Thanks for the great round-up. I’m really amused how jQuery has developed over a few years. I just really regret having learned Flash back in the days but not JavaScript. Hopefully using the plugins is less programming, but more like setting values to options or something along those lines. Is it like that?