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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
amp-bind Permitted Attribute Bindings

Your first AMP component - <amp-img>

The next validation error message is interesting:

The tag 'img' may only appear as a descendant of tag 'noscript'. Did you mean 'amp-img'?

This error deserves special attention: it's the first error that's complaining about what looks to be standard use of an HTML tag. It's basically telling us that the HTML <img> tag is not permitted in AMP, and it's suggesting an alternative <amp-img>.

Let's try to swap in <amp-img> in place of our <img> tag. Copy this line in instead:

<amp-img src=""></amp-img>

Note the closing </amp-img> tag. The HTML img tag is a void tag, which means that it doesn't need to be explicitly closed. However, the same does not hold for amp-img; so you must close it explicitly. Hit reload and check the developer console.

So that didn't work out so well: the image isn't displaying and the validator is reporting the following messages:

The implied layout 'CONTAINER...