How to drag and drop a div changing the css left and top attributes in HTML 5?

Tags: javascript,css,html5,html,drag-and-drop

Problem :

I would like to perform a drag and drop on a div in HTML 5. The goal is to move a div anywhere in the main container.

Here is my html code :

    <title>Mon document</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="style.css" />
    <script type="text/javascript" src="dragndrop.js"></script>

<body ondragstart="dragStart(event);" ondragover="return dragOver(event);" ondrop="return drop(event);">
    <div class="box" draggable="true">
        Drag me if you can !

The style.css :

.box {
      position: absolute;
      top: 100px;
      left: 400px;
      color: white;
      background-color: #6495ED;
      border: 10px solid #6495ED;
      -webkit-box-shadow: 4px 4px 6px #999; 
      box-shadow: 4px 4px 12px #555;
      border-radius: 7px; 
      width: 150px;
      height: 150px;

body {

And the javascript :

var mouseX;                         // Current mouse X           coordinate
var mouseY;                         // Current mouse Y  coordinate

document.onmousemove = mouseMove;

function dragStart(event) {
event.dataTransfer.effectAllowed = 'move';

function dragOver(event) {
return false;

function drop(event) {
ev = event || window.event;
mouseX = ev.pageX;
mouseY = ev.pageY;

var element = event.dataTransfer.getData("Text");

document.getElementById(element).style.left = mouseX+"px";
document.getElementById(element) = mouseY+"px";


return false;

It does not work, so I think there is something wrong in the javascript function drop. But I can not see what (I never worked with js before that).

Thanks for help.

Solution :

I will follow this good advice and use jquery instead. I found here the demo and code I need : jQuery UI - draggable demo.

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