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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
amp-bind Permitted Attribute Bindings

Showcasing products with <amp-carousel>

When it comes to e-commerce, amp-carousel really shines. We saw amp-carousel briefly in the last chapter, where we used it to build a horizontal navigation menu. This time, we'll make use of it to showcase products. For our examples, we'll have a products listing page, and a product detail page. Each product will have a name, a description, a price, and several images.

In our product listing page, we'll show just a thumbnail image, the product name, and the price. eBay was an AMP early-adopter, and we can look to its AMP implementation for inspiration. It contains several carousels promoting different categories of products; we'll build something similar. We can also take UX design cues from other e-commerce retailers, such as Amazon and AliExpress. Our product listing page will contain carousel lists of similar products. We'll then add a product page, and we'll see how various AMP media components can be used to present the product.