Around the internet slow page load is a bummer, that makes visitors abort a visit to your website, this happens particularly more often on mobile devices.
Loading web pages on your mobile is often painfully slow, with pages taking a long time to load. Even after the text is shown, pages continue to fill up over time, as ads and images start showing up. The result is an often jarring experience of janky scrolling and users needlessly losing their reading position.
To make the web fast at scale, creating web pages must be made easier to make them fast-by-default. It is a hard problem to solve, the web is many things: an application platform, an e-commerce platform, a content platform, a gaming platform, and so much more.
Google has launched a concept they call Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). AMP HTML is built on existing web technologies, and the web pages written in it render in all modern web browsers and web views.
Web performance issue
As Google said
AMP HTML takes advantage of CSS to let web pages look like their authors intended them to, and so allowing extensive styling is core to the platform.
Ads and analytics
But how to get from good to, let’s say, instant?
AMP documents are from the ground up designed to be efficiently pre-renderable. Browsers have long supported pre-rendering through the
<link rel=prerender> tag, but they need to be conservative about this mechanism because prerendering can be expensive.
With AMP HTML we added the ability to tell a document: render yourself but only as far as what is visible above the fold and only elements which are not CPU intensive to minimize the cost of pre-rendering. With this mechanism in place, referrers of AMP documents can initiate rendering of docs before the user acts much more aggressively so that in many cases the document will be done rendering by the time the user clicks.
AMP HTML Load
AMP HTML is a specialized subset of HTML with custom elements that provides reliable performance and instant loading of static content. You can find the specification here: AMP HTML spec as well as a prototype implementation on GitHub.
In the End
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