Drawing with jQuery?

Drawing with jQuery?

This is sorta the only forum I frequent, sorry if you can't do this in jquery.

Does jQuery offer the ability to draw? I"m wanting to start moving into drawing -> drawing simple animations from point X - Y. I've glanced at html canvas, but I'm wondering what language is the powerhouse for fluidity in browsers.

I guess my question is which programming language offers the most stable platform for drawing basic lines and shapes, and offers the ability to animate them fluidly inside browsers.

At this point I think it's new age capability vs oldage. I don't want to alienate people. So if that's the case is javascript my best bet? (and if I was to ditch people... does javascript still meet the mark?)

Thanks for reading :) If this is an off thread for here Ill get it removed.

kind regards