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How to Speed Up Your Drupal Site With AMP

AMP IT UP! Accelerated Mobile Pages or AMP, Google’s Open Source Initiative, aims at improving the mobile web browsing experience for smartphone...

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AMP IT UP!

Accelerated Mobile Pages or AMP, Google’s Open Source Initiative, aims at improving the mobile web browsing experience for smartphone users. “Reading on the mobile web doesn’t have to be a clunky or frustrating experience,” stated the Project AMP Organization. Implementation can lead to improvement in performance of the mobile web across the globe.

Why AMP?

Web pages with rich content like animations, graphics and videos often take time to load, which might frustrate mobile users. So in order to make them load instantaneously, as well as compatible with all devices and platforms, Amping the site is necessary.

Making Drupal Sites More Compliant

Drupal supports AMP in its own unique way, but making Drupal produce AMP HTML requires more extensive knowledge. Developers need to focus on a strategic design approach to make the AMP module in Drupal work the way it is expected.

Drupal contains AMP Modules and Themes and a PHP Library. All of which require a developer who knows what they’re doing.

Accelerated Mobile Pages Module

But how does the Accelerated Mobile Pages module work? To make it work, first developers need to install the module in order to enable the Amping of any content. Then, developers can create AMP and turn on view mode to make the content available on URLs. There is also an option to create non-AMP versions of the same pages. However, with various formatting options for text, images, graphics and videos, developers can experiment with them to create the fastest and device-friendly Drupal sites.  

Theme Installation

Installation of a perfectly designed AMP Theme with specific markups (as per HTML standards), can be easily triggered for any node delivered on an AMP path. Developers can also extend a theme with another sub-theme to customize the Accelerated Mobile Pages display. Additionally, by making use of the Drupal block systems, there is a way to place Ad Blocks that can produce attractive ads for marketing.

CMS-Agnostic PHP Library

Incorrect coding is a possibility. Therefore, analyzing Drupal’s PHP library helps make sure that the code is correct. This means that issues that make HTML non-compliant with AMP standards have a solution. The library will do its best to correct or rectify errors, automatically converting the image or iFrames into acceptable AMP HTML equivalents. Through this process developers can optimize a Drupal site even more so than just the loading speed of rich content.

AMPING It Up With Iblesoft

As stated before, when content like animations, graphics and videos often take time to load, then users get frustrated. If that’s the case with your current site, then you might have trouble with people revisiting. You as a user can attest to how important Accelerated Mobile Pages are. You are in a hurry to read an article, watch a video, look at pictures or even laugh at funny GIFs. People want fast and easy access to content on their phones…they are called smart phones for a reason right? Well, if you want to build a site with fast loading times for a better user experience or have a Drupal site that needs Amping Up, then contact Iblesoft today.

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