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This article was published on July 20, 2015

    Dragula is a great drag and drop library for Web developers and has a killer name

    Dragula is a great drag and drop library for Web developers and has a killer name
    Mic Wright
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    Mic Wright

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    Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

    I’ll level with you: When I stumbled across Dragula this morning, it wasn’t the functionality of this Javascript ‘drag and drop’ library that led me to write about it. It’s the name. Who couldn’t love a pun that good?

    But when you actually get around to playing with the demo, you’ll see that it’s a well-executed solution for creating drag and drop experiences on Web pages.

    It handles dragging items very elegantly, includes smoothly applied events and has nice little touches such as quick deletion and ‘click firing’ when the button is released within a defined delay.

    Obviously there are lots of Javascript libraries out there for this purpose, but Dragula is a fun combination of good branding and smart programming. You can get at it on GitHub.

    Dragula [GitHub]

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