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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

Configuring product options with <amp-bind>

Another great use for amp-bind within an e-commerce application is to configure product options. We can use AMP state to store the possible product options, as well as the user-selected configuration. We can bind this state to the product details UI, updating images and styles as appropriate when different options are selected.

Our e-commerce prototype store carries one type of product: T-shirts. Naturally then, configurable options might include color, size, and style (male or female).

As is usual in web development, there are multiple ways we can build this, and each with its own strengths and weaknesses. We're going to explore two ways to do it here: a simple, minimal approach; and a more complex but feature-rich approach. We show both here because the simple approach will be good enough to use for many applications, but there is always the possibility to use the complex version if you need to.

Product configuration: basic version

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