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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
amp-bind Permitted Attribute Bindings

Going from HTML to AMP-HTML

Assuming that you have a basic familiarity with HTML, we'll use a simple HTML5 news page as our jump-in point, and we'll convert it to AMP-HTML. Unless you are building a canonical AMP page, that is, a standalone AMP page that doesn't have a desktop counterpart, then a common task you may find yourself doing is converting a full HTML page to AMP-HTML. That's what we're going to do now.

Below is a screenshot of the page we'll be working with. It's a simplified version of a typical news article page. It includes some key items that we'll convert to AMP-HTML in this chapter. These are the header, logo, nav menu, article title, feature image, article content, and footer. In subsequent chapters we'll refine and improve the AMP page as we go along.


Our first AMP page!

The HTML behind this page is listed below, and can also be found at /ch2/news.html. There's nothing difficult here, but if you don't understand this markup, now would be a good time to brush up on your HTML...