snabbt.js is built to be fast. It will only animate things that modern browsers can animate cheaply: transforms and opacity. The goal is to make a library that will let the user make smooth animations without needing to know too much about browser rendering.
snabbt.js works with or without jQuery. If jQuery is detected snabbt.js will be loaded as a jQuery-plugin. When using snabbt.js with jQuery, the first parameter is the animation configuration: