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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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Adding video to AMP pages

Why stop at images? Video is used widely in all kinds of sites, including e-commerce and news pages. Let's add a promotional video to our product page. There are different ways to do this depending on whether the video is self-hosted or provided by a third-party video service, such as YouTube.

Hosting your own videos with <amp-video>

The first way to embed video in AMP is to use amp-video. This is an AMP replacement for the HTML5 video tag. You should use this if you want to host the video yourself.

First, as usual, you need to import the component:

<script async custom-element="amp-video" src=""></script>

Then you can use it like this:

<amp-video width="640" height="480" 
           poster="video-snaphsot.jpg" controls>
  <div fallback>
    <p>Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video</p>
  <source type...