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Ashutosh Tiwari
Ashutosh Tiwari

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Drag & Drop or Sortable List using HTML, CSS, and Sortable JS

Hello friends, today in this blog, you will learn how to create drag & drop or sortable lists using HTML, CSS, and Sortable JS. In our previous blog, we saw how to create drag & drop or browse features in Javascript. Earlier, I shared many projects related to javascript, you can check if you want, and don't forget to check HTML, CSS, and Javascript projects.

Drag and drop is a marking device gesture in which the user selects a virtual thing by “grabbing” it and dragging it to a separate area or onto another virtual thing. Sortable JS is a Javascript library that lets you sort or reorder lists by dragging and dropping list items.

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In this program [Drag & Drop List or Sortable List], there are five lists or cards on the webpage and these are draggable items or lists. Users can easily reorder the items in an underorder list, giving users a visual dimension to particular actions and modifications. If you’re feeling difficulty understanding what I am saying. You can check the source code or preview.

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HTML Code

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<!-- --------------------- Created By InCoder --------------------- -->
<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <title>Drag & drop or sortable List - InCoder</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="main.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/font-awesome/6.1.1/css/all.min.css">
</head>

<body>
    <div class="container">
        <div class="title">
            <h3>Drag & drop or sortable List</h3>
        </div>
        <div class="items">
            <div class="item">
                <p>Dragable Item 1</p>
                <span class="moveHand"><i class="fa-solid fa-grip-lines"></i></span>
            </div>
            <div class="item">
                <p>Dragable Item 2</p>
                <span class="moveHand"><i class="fa-solid fa-grip-lines"></i></span>
            </div>
            <div class="item">
                <p>Dragable Item 3</p>
                <span class="moveHand"><i class="fa-solid fa-grip-lines"></i></span>
            </div>
            <div class="item">
                <p>Dragable Item 4</p>
                <span class="moveHand"><i class="fa-solid fa-grip-lines"></i></span>
            </div>
            <div class="item">
                <p>Dragable Item 5</p>
                <span class="moveHand"><i class="fa-solid fa-grip-lines"></i></span>
            </div>
            <div class="item">
                <p>Dragable Item 6</p>
                <span class="moveHand"><i class="fa-solid fa-grip-lines"></i></span>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>

    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/Sortable/1.15.0/Sortable.min.js"></script>

    <script>
        let items = document.querySelector('.items')

        new Sortable(items, {
            animation: 200,
            handle: '.moveHand',
            ghostClass: 'drag'
        });
    </script>
</body>

</html>
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CSS Code

/* --------------------- Created By InCoder --------------------- */

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Poppins:ital,wght@0,100;0,200;0,300;0,400;0,500;0,600;0,700;0,800;0,900;1,100;1,200;1,300;1,400;1,500;1,600;1,700;1,800;1,900&display=swap');

*{
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
    box-sizing: border-box;
    font-family: 'Poppins', sans-serif;
}

body{
    display: flex;
    height: 100vh;
    align-items: center;
    justify-content: center;
    background-color: #1c015e;
}

.container{
    padding: .5rem 1rem;
    border-radius: .5rem;
    background-color: #fff;
    width: clamp(20rem, 4vw, 25rem);
}

.container .title {
    text-align: center;
    margin-bottom: .5rem;
}

.container .item {
    display: flex;
    color: #fff;
    margin: .3rem 0;
    align-items: center;
    border-radius: .3rem;
    padding: .5rem .5rem;
    background-color: #1c015e;
    justify-content: space-between;
}

.container .item span {
    width: 2rem;
    height: 2rem;
    cursor: move;
    display: grid;
    place-items: center;
}

.container .item span:hover,
.container .item.drag {
    background-color: #2e0e7c;
}
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