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jQuery UI Sortable - Drop Placeholder

This example of the Sortable using a Placeholder is common usage. Sortable is applied to a group of DOM elements, allowing the user to move items around in the list via Drag'n Drop style actions.

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
  <title>jQuery UI Sortable - Drop Placeholder</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="//code.jquery.com/ui/1.12.0/themes/base/jquery-ui.css">
  #sortable {
    list-style-type: none;
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
    width: 60%;
  #sortable li {
    margin: 0 5px 5px 5px;
    padding: 5px;
    font-size: 1.2em;
    height: 1.5em;
  html>body #sortable li {
    height: 1.5em; line-height: 1.2em;
  .ui-state-highlight {
    height: 1.5em;
    line-height: 1.2em;
  <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.1.0.js"></script>
  <script src="https://code.jquery.com/ui/1.12.0/jquery-ui.js"></script>
  $( function() {
    $( "#sortable" ).sortable({
      placeholder: "ui-state-highlight"
<ul id="sortable">
  <li class="ui-state-default">Item 1</li>
  <li class="ui-state-default">Item 2</li>
  <li class="ui-state-default">Item 3</li>
  <li class="ui-state-default">Item 4</li>
  <li class="ui-state-default">Item 5</li>
  <li class="ui-state-default">Item 6</li>
  <li class="ui-state-default">Item 7</li>