codelove codelove - 5 months ago 19
CSS Question

div resizable like text-area

Browsers allow text-areas to be re-sized by dragging their corner by default. I was wondering if this rule could be applied to other elements (a div for instance). I know this effect could be achieved using the jQuery

draggable
or the jQuery-ui
resizable
function, but I would like to do it with plain html / css if it is possible to avoid relying on that library. Are their any CSS rules that I could apply to a div to make it behave in this way?

If you have any other solution I would like to hear it.

Answer

Use the css3 resize property.

div {
    resize: both;
}

There is also a resize: horizontal and resize: vertical.


Not currently cross browser http://caniuse.com/#feat=css-resize

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