Velocity is a jQuery plugin that re-implements
$.animate() to produce significantly greater performance (making Velocity also faster than CSS animation libraries) while including new features to improve animation workflow.
Velocity works everywhere — back to IE8 and Android 2.3. Under the hood, Velocity uses jQuery’s
$.queue(), and thus interoperates seamlessly with jQuery’s
$.delay(). Since Velocity’s syntax is identical to
$.animate()‘s, none of your code needs to change.
Download Velocity, add it to your page, and replace all instances of
$.velocity(). You will immediately see a performance boost across all browsers and devices — especially on smartphones.
In just 7Kb, Velocity includes all of
$.animate()‘s features while also packing in color animation, transforms, loops, easings, class animation, and scrolling. Velocity is the best of jQuery, jQuery UI, and CSS transitions combined.
Animation demo, starfield demo.