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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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Chapter 3. Making an Impression - Layout and Page Design in AMP

In this chapter, we will learn about layout and design techniques in AMP. We'll build on the news article example page from the previous chapter by adding typical article page features. We'll explore various presentation techniques, such as related-content thumbnail lists, and pull-quotes, and we'll see how to handle layout on larger screen sizes with responsive design. We'll look at how to include custom fonts and options for laying out text. We'll also expand our understanding of CSS in AMP pages by seeing how media queries can be used to deliver alternative styles and layouts at the page or the individual element level.

The following list summarizes what we'll learn:

  • AMP layout and design, and the layout attribute
  • Responsive images in AMP
  • Art-directed images and image srcset
  • CSS styling, media, and element queries
  • Fonts and text layout