Originally Posted by Chrys
I honestly have never used it before and I am not sure how. I thought it would be easier to make my own script.
Don't be afraid to learn then. I'm not gonna lie, jQuery – or more like asynchronous programming –, if you never did it before, takes some times to get used to and you're likely to screw up a few times*, but it is definitely
worth the trouble.
Not just that it's still easier (and safer!) than writing your own animation (keyword: browser compatibility), you will also learn something that you can use in many other scenarios. jQuery is a web standard these days.
As for your simple animation you don't even need too much jQuery Kung-Fu. It will be fairly simple and you will easily find how to do this particular thing on Google, too. Plus, what's the difference between getting familiar with a new framework and having to learn how to write it yourself? You obviously don't already know the latter either.
*) Actually I never stopped screwing up when it comes to callbacks.