Wenn möglich sollte man CSS Animationen verwenden, da die schneller und flüssiger laufen, als JavaScript Animationen. Eine Reihe von CSS Animationen bündelt animate.css.

animate.css is a bunch of cool, fun, and cross-browser animations for you to use in your projects. (…) animate.css is actually built to compliment tools like jQuery. CSS animations are pretty frickin’ awesome – they use hardware acceleration natively, unlike JavaScript-powered animations. Use something like Modernizr to detect support for CSS3 animations, then use jQuery or another library to provide fallback animations for the browsers that don’t support them. It’s a win-win situation.