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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

Building collapsible content with <amp-accordion>

Collapsible content can help provide a great user experience on mobile devices, where screen space is restricted. An accordion UI component is a list of content sections, each of which can be in an expanded or collapsed state. You've probably seen accordions on the web before and maybe you've designed a web page that uses them. They're widely used on the web, with many different use cases, such as collapsing web page comment sections or for providing an expandable overview of article categories, in a news site, for example. We'll implement this latter use case shortly.

AMP comes with an extended component for building accordions: amp-accordion. Let's see how it works.


The examples in this chapter will build on the news article page from the previous chapter. The starting point can be found at /ch4/news-start.html and you can follow along with the examples by building on the code in this file.

First, as usual, you need to include the...