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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

Disqus comments in AMP

Disqus is one of the most popular comments platform in the world. It's a third-party service that hosts and manages comments for pages on your website. To integrate Disqus in a non-AMP website you would copy the Disqus-provided JavaScript code into your web page, configure it, and you're done. With AMP, we have a little bit more work to do, but with amp-iframe we can achieve it.

Configuring Disqus for your site

If you don't already have your site registered with Disqus, you need to do this now. Visit this page and click the +Create a Site button on the left. Fill out the name of your site and optionally configure the URL, and then click Create Site.

On the next screen, Disqus offers plugins for many common CMSes or platforms such as WordPress and Drupal. We're doing a manual install so you can scroll past all of these to the bottom where you should see a link to Universal Code/Manual install sample code:

Disqus set up

We now need to make a couple...