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 $.animate(), $.fade(), and $.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 $.animate() with $.velocity(). You will immediately see a performance boost across all browsers and devices — especially on smartphones.