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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


We've seen some interesting things in this chapter. We've seen how forms work in AMP and how they can be used to improve the e-commerce experience by adding features such as product search and cart functionality. We're still missing an important part of the puzzle: checkout functionality. We'll come back to this in Chapter 9, When AMP is not enough - Enter the iFrame.

In the meantime, there are other limits to what we have done here. For example, when we add an item to the shopping cart, we might like to display an Added to cart message as well as update the cart summary. But with submit-success, we are limited to just a single container that we can update. Or what if we wanted to show a cart summary on every product page? What we've built so far requires that the user submits a form before we get the data back from the server. In the next chapter, we'll see how we can dynamically load content automatically or based on user interaction, with amp-list and amp-live-list, so that we...