Basically the idea was to replicate the look of the tile view and the dragging functionality to some point. And yes your idea also could be achieved with some extra coding.
The content of the main tile (some larger div for example which is droppable) should be replaced each time with the content of the drop node.
On a side note I would like to ask you to continue such discussions in the KendoUI
All the best,
the Telerik team
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