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Hi everyone,

I just wanted to know if I am sharing the same issues. I’m making a page builder using jqueryUI sortables but it really doesn’t work as intended. The drag drop is not really intuitive.

Do I have to hack this or is this completely normal or am I missing something simple?

I would have thought authors would be using this exact same method.

http://jsfiddle.net/ursEt/25/

If you drag item 1 below under item 3 it works ok. But now let’s say you want to move item1 back to where it was.

Intuitively like a jigsaw puzzle, you would try to move it into the blank space (hold). But it doesn’t snap there easily. The only reliable way i found was dragging item1 half way between item3 and item2.

Is this what is to be expected?

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I think I found a work around. I added a handle at the very beginning so it kind of snaps better.

I think it is the easiest and more reliable solution rather than trying to hack it.

Plus it works on ie7.

http://jsfiddle.net/4x6S7/

^If anyone is interested.

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Last addition, in case anyone was interested.

Adding a dynamic placeholder. I happy at the basic functionality now.

http://jsfiddle.net/4x6S7/10/
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