I am going to be starting a project where the site will have multiple pages and the page can be customized as we sit fit on the fly. There will be blocks or widgets which are things like User Photos, Top 5 ranking, comment box etc and if they are turned on by the user, i want them to be able to place them where they want on the page (per-defined grid that it will snap to).

SO in short, I am looking for a pre-built jQuery plugin that will allow me to move blocks / divs around on a page and then provide me an output of their locations so it will update the database.

  • The one requirement is it needs to support IE8 as this is for a company that is still using this version at the moment.
    – SBB
    Commented Jul 19, 2014 at 20:50
  • That just dropped your chances considerably. Btw, you forgot to say that it should be free for commercial use.
    – Mawg
    Commented Feb 3, 2015 at 11:01

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It's not a complete solution but rather some possible building blocks. Take a look at the jQuery UI widgets.

Draggable might do what you want. Take a look at the visual feedback demo.

Droppable might also work. Or use both (pretty sure you can).

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