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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 your products with <amp-lightbox>

The lightbox is a common UI component that's used for displaying content, such as images and videos. It's usually rendered as a full-screen overlay with a dark background, often with controls to navigate sets of images and to close the lightbox.

Let's get back to our product example page. We'll demonstrate amp-lightbox by adding a lightboxed video. When the user clicks a button, the video will be opened up within a full screen lightbox, and will start playing immediately.

First, we need to include the amp-lightbox component:

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

(Don't forget to include the YouTube component that we saw earlier). We'll start by creating the lightbox that will hold the video, and a button that can be used to launch the video lightbox (full code at /ch5/video-lightbox.html):

<button class="btn-video" on="tap:vid-lightbox">Launch video<...