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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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Chapter 4. Engaging Users with Interactive AMP Components

This chapter looks at how to deliver better user experiences with the interactive components available in AMP. Our example article page is beginning to look nice and enticing, but so far there has been no way for visitors to interact with it. Building on our example, we'll learn how to add more interactive UI components that will both help to improve the user experience and improve how the site design looks.

All the techniques in this chapter have two things in common that help to enhance the user experience:

  • They require some kind of interaction or trigger from the user
  • They are designed to make the most of the limited screen space available on mobile devices

Specifically, we'll be looking at the following topics:

  • Creating collapsible content sections with <amp-accordion>
  • Building navigation menus with <amp-sidebar> and <amp-carousel>
  • Building tabbed content with <amp-selector>
  • How to generate dismissable pop-up user...