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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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Measuring AMP page performance

AMP is a performance framework, but is it worth it? You could just take Google's word that it is, and that would be enough for some people. But if you're curious, you can measure the performance of your AMP and non-AMP pages. Depending on how well-built your original page is, you can expect to see performance gains in your AMP pages. And even if your non-AMP page is already fast-loading, you should still see improvements when it's served from the AMP cache.

Measuring mobile web performance

Measuring web performance is a whole subject in itself, with a wide range of dimensions to measure and tools to measure them. We can only scratch the surface here, but it will be enough for you to do basic performance measurement of your web pages.

What is "good" web performance?

Measuring web performance is complicated. Since we are interested ultimately in providing a good user experience, this means we are interested in optimizing for the user's perception of how quickly the...