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AMP: Building Accelerated Mobile Pages

By : Ruadhan O'Donoghue
Book Image

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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Validating your AMP pages

Now that we've included the AMP-JS library we have access to a very important component of AMP that comes bundled with the library: the AMP validator. We briefly touched on AMP validation in the last chapter. Let's look at it in a bit more detail now.

Validation is useful because it will tell us when there are issues with our AMP pages, and it will report which part of a page has caused a problem. If an AMP page doesn't validate, it won't be included in the AMP Cache, and while it will still generally load quickly, it won't enjoy the benefit of instant loading that the cache brings.

Time to validate! If there's one thing that AMP is not short on, it's validation tools. There are a few different ways we can validate our pages.

Developer tools console

The browser developer console is probably the easiest way to start validating your pages. Since the validator is included in the AMP-JS library, you can validate every page out of the box. To validate an AMP page, open the...