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                <h1>Accessible, drag & drop, touch-friendly, sortable list</h1>
<p>Mouse and touch: drag and drop to reorder. Keyboard and text-based: change the number input and hit enter or the update button.</p>
<form id="sort-it">
      <li>This is item #1 
          <label for="custom-number-1">New order:</label>
        <input id="custom-number-1" name="custom-number-1" type="number" min="1">
      <li>This is item #2 
        <label for="custom-number-2">New order:</label>
        <input id="custom-number-2" name="custom-number-2" type="number" min="1">
      <li>This is item #3 
        <label for="custom-number-3">New order:</label>
        <input id="custom-number-3" name="custom-number-3" type="number" min="1">
      <li>This is item #4 
        <label for="custom-number-4">New order:</label>
        <input id="custom-number-4" name="custom-number-4" type="number" min="1">
      <li>This is item #5 
        <label for="custom-number-5">New order:</label>
        <input id="custom-number-5" name="custom-number-5" type="number" min="1">
      <input type="submit" id="manual-sort" name="manual-sort" value="Update">

<p>Requires jQuery and this plugin:</p>


                body {font-family: sans-serif;}

input { font-size: 1em; } /* prevent zoom in mobile */

ol { 
  /* list style is faked with number inputs */
  list-style: none;
  padding: 0;

li { 
    position: relative; 
    min-height: 1em;
    cursor: move;
    padding: .5em .5em .5em 2.5em;
    background: #eee;
    border: 1px solid #ccc;
    margin: .25em 0;
    border-radius: .25em;
    max-width: 14em;
li input { 
    /* Move these to visually fake the ol numbers */
    position: absolute;
    width: 1.75em;
    left: .25em;
    top: .25em;
    border: 0;
    text-align: center;
    background: transparent
li label { 
  /* visually hidden offscreen so it still benefits screen readers */
    position: absolute;
    left: -9999px;

/* sortable plugin styles when dragged */
.dragged {
    position: absolute;
    opacity: 0.5;
    z-index: 2000;

li.placeholder {
    position: relative;
    background: purple; 



    // uses
		$('#sort-it ol').sortable({
			onDrop: function(item) {

				getInitialOrder('#sort-it li');
		getInitialOrder('#sort-it li');
    //bind stuff to number inputs
		$('#sort-it ol input[type="number"]').focus(function(){
			updateAllNumbers($(this), '#sort-it input');
			updateAllNumbers($(this), '#sort-it input');
    //bind to form submission
      reorderItems('#sort-it li', '#sort-it ol');
}); // end doc ready
function getInitialOrder(obj){
		var num = 1;
       //set object initial order data based on order in DOM
			$(this).find('input[type="number"]').val(num).attr('data-initial-value', num); 
      $(obj).find('input[type="number"]').attr('max', $(obj).length); //give it an html5 max attr based on num of objects
function updateAllNumbers(currObj, targets){
        var delta = currObj.val() - currObj.attr('data-initial-value'), //if positive, the object went down in order. If negative, it went up.
                c = parseInt(currObj.val(), 10), //value just entered by user
                cI = parseInt(currObj.attr('data-initial-value'), 10), //original object val before change
                top = $(targets).length;
        //if the user enters a number too high or low, cap it
        if(c > top){
        }else if(c < 1){
		$(targets).not($(currObj)).each(function(){ //change all the other objects
			var v = parseInt($(this).val(), 10); //value of object changed		
			if (v >= c && v < cI && delta < 0){ //object going up in order pushes same-numbered and in-between objects down
				$(this).val(v + 1);
			} else if (v <= c && v > cI && delta > 0){ //object going down in order pushes same-numbered and in-between objects up
				$(this).val(v - 1);
			//after all the fields update based on new val, set their data element so further changes can be tracked 
			//(but ignore if no value given yet)
				if($(this).val() !== ""){
					$(this).attr('data-initial-value', $(this).val());

function reorderItems(things, parent){
  for(var i = 1; i <= $(things).length; i++){
      var x = parseInt($(this).find('input').val(), 10);
      if(x === i){