Last year, Google has introduced a new development framework for various website technologies called AMP. Web developers, and web designers now are thinking about this new framework and how it may help them create a better optimized mobile experience.
But what is the AMP Framework that Google introduced? AMP is a framework that will make your mobile website faster and accelerated. so that, a web site using the new AMP framework should load faster and offer better UX design when compared with normal mobile pages.
As you may already know. We love working with WordPress as our CMS of choice; due to several reasons:
Now, with that being said, Do you think you should use AMP on your wordpress website? Is it easy to deploy it? let’s answer this question.
But that isn’t all AMP is about. AMP also has it’s unique elements, such as: amp-img, amp-twitter, amp-video, and amp-analytics..
As you can see, a lot of these elements are about loading media, and other online 3rd party elements a lot faster by using these special tags. Because ads, and media often load very slowly on mobile devices especially with slow internet or data plans.
Keep in mind that, a lot of these elements may not be supported by all browsers as AMP is still in it’s early development stages, and a better browser support will come as the development progress, and more web developers start using this new technology.
WordPress has now a free AMP framework plugin to help you using AMP without a lot of development work and time. However, it is still limited in alot of ways. You design on mobile will not be as flexible as before. You will also have to make sure that it is compatible with other plugins, and themes as it may not work well with existing plugins and code.
If you are new to the web development industry, it may be advisable to learn the latest technologies like AMP with other programming language so that you will up-to-date. Learning web development and programming in general is the future now. The world is moving to a new digital era and if you want to be part of it; you should act now.