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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

A simple newsletter sign-up form

Time to get our hands dirty. Let's start off small with a newsletter sign-up form. With just a single input text field for an email address, and a submit button, this is going to be one of the simplest forms you can build! We'll eventually add this form to the sidebar of the product page we developed in the previous chapter.


The starting point for the examples in this chapter is /ch6/form-start.html. You can follow along with the examples by building on the code in this file.

First, let's set this up as a GET form, and afterwards, we'll change it to a POST submission to see what we need to do differently (/ch6/signup.html):

<form method="get" action="/ch6/signup.php" target="_top">
  <input type="email" name="email" id="email" required>
  <input type="submit" value="Sign me up!">


We're using a PHP server to handle the form submission here due to its wide availability and ease of use. You can use any server technology you...