Utilizing the drag and drop functionality presents a user-friendly method to enable file uploads by effortlessly dropping files into a designated container. Nowadays, numerous websites offer the convenience of uploading files through both drag and drop and traditional file browsing methods, such as PushBullet, Facebook, SlideShare, and many others.
To achieve this functionality, I employ AJAX to seamlessly save the files to the server, which is triggered as soon as a file is dropped onto the specified target container.
Within this tutorial, I show how you can seamlessly implement a similar feature into your own project. By using jQuery AJAX and PHP, you can not only enable the drag and drop file upload but also showcase a thumbnail preview of the successfully uploaded file.