Thanks for the great reply Kamen kendoAnimate() look useful,
While awaiting your reply I decided to give the jQuery AnimateEnhanced
plugin a try. Like kendoAnimate() the plugin uses the css3 transform/transitions where available which allows the hardware acceleration to kick in. It's also fairly light weight at 7kb so I don't mind adding it to my app's resources.
I'll keep testing kendoAnimate() and may switch back as I'd prefer to use your library's built in solutions