Packery v2 released

18 Feb 2016 · by David DeSandro

Packery is our fantastic bin-packing layout library, first released 3 years ago. Packery can do something no other library can: draggable grid layouts. But Packery's dragging behavior had plenty of quirks: random movement, potential gaps. It worked, but it wasn't pretty.

So we fixed it. Dragging with Packery version 2 has been completely re-tooled.

It feels much more intuitive. Now dragged items fit to their drop position. No more random movement. Packery v2 is perfect for draggable Masonry layouts and draggable dashboards. We put together a fun drag & drop puzzle to show it off (with a prize!).

See the Pen Packery v2 puzzle by David DeSandro (@desandro) on CodePen.

What else is new? We dropped IE8 & 9 support for 25% smaller filesize, new shiftLayout method, simplified Webpack integration, and more. Plus completely refreshed docs with individualized demos and CodePens for every feature.

Already have a Packery v1 license? Keep an eye out for another email from us for a big discount to upgrade to v2.

Packery v2 is an awesome upgrade. Just one of several that will be happening in 2016. Up next: Isotope v3 and Flickity v2.