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AMP: Building Accelerated Mobile Pages

By : Ruadhan O'Donoghue
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AMP: Building Accelerated Mobile Pages

By: Ruadhan O'Donoghue

Overview of this book

Google introduced the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project to give mobile users lightning-fast response times when accessing web pages on mobile devices. AMP delivers great user experiences by providing a framework for optimizing web pages that otherwise would take much longer to load on a mobile platform. This book shows how to solve page performance issues using the mobile web technologies available today. You will learn how to build instant-loading web pages, and have them featured more prominently on Google searches. If you want your website to succeed on mobile, if you care about SEO, and if you want to stay competitive, then this book is for you! You will go on a mobile web development journey that demonstrates with concrete examples how to build lightning-fast pages that will keep your visitors on-site and happy. This journey begins by showing how to build a simple blog article-style web page using AMP. As new concepts are introduced this page is gradually refined until you will have the skills and confidence to build a variety of rich and interactive mobile web pages. These will include e-commerce product pages, interactive forms and menus, maps and commenting systems, and even Progressive Web Apps.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback
Actions and Events
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AMP - from web pages to web apps

At the first AMP conference (in March 2017), many features and prototypes were demonstrated. Among them was a full messaging client, complete with live messaging and push notifications, built by AMP team member Sebastian Benz. This example was particularly interesting since it uses AMP to build what can be described as a relatively complex messaging app. By using AMP components creatively, in ways beyond what they were originally designed for, it was possible to build such an application. This was built on a framework that--as you will know by now--doesn't support custom JavaScript or programming. This was a real eye-opener. It demonstrated the flexibility of AMP--by using and combining AMP components creatively, complex behaviors and applications could be built.

Another point that this example drove home was that AMP is not just about pages. It's clear that AMP has moved well beyond the article-type page that it was originally designed for. We are now living...