p.s. I dont want to use isotope plugin just for that.
EDIT: looking the isotope code, they seems that they use translate css3 fuctionality but i cant simplify that part of their code.
This will run the sliding animation after the fading out animation, if you want them to run at the same time like isotope, it get’s more complex (overflowing content and stuff). When adding you just need a fadeIn, unless elements can be added anywhere in the grid.
@CrocoDillon thanks for the reply, I actually found the same solution my self last night but is incomplete because only the items on the same row are slide the rest just jump to the next position. I think as you said there is no easy way to do that, I found a plugin, [quicksand](http://razorjack.net/quicksand/ “”), which does exactly that and as I was looking on the code I realized that you have to convert the relative position of items to absolute and then moving them by keeping track of old and new positions.
p.s. I builded a nice live search for the iMDb, it looks nice but is not done yet. On the other post I will give a link later.