And even more – considering the probable hardware limitations of the smaller / cheaper mobile devices and the fact a great part of them might not be having the fastest connection all the time the AMP or so called Accelerated Mobile Pages came to life aiming to provide flawless access to the published online content even in such a bit harsh conditions.
What AMP Pages are is basically a set of rules and limitations in the way a web page should be structured and coded in order for the viewer to be able to almost instantly start reading while some parts of the page, still far from the viewport are still getting processed in the same time. This way we get better performance and most importantly – better satisfied visitors which in turn will better accept the showcased content.
Or a different scenario – with the new rules and requirements arising by the hour how a busy web designer does manage to find the time and resource leaving everything aside and getting familiar with all the new stuff and eventually – retyping lots of code?
Wouldn't it be great if you could just be focusing on what's really important – the meaning, the content which should be taking place in your website and then once it's been cleared out – just pour it in, giving it the structure and shape needed instantly using just the basic desktop office applications skills you surely already posess?
The answer of all these and a few similar questions lies in the so called Website Builders – brilliant in thought what they do is automate all the repeating stuff coming with the creation of documents for the web narrowing it down to a simple and intuitive visual interface quite close to the regular desktop applications we are all so used to so even one completely know familiar with what web pages are could easily create some.
Furthermore – now when the time has come the web to meet the next mandatory requirement the Internet giant Google pushes forward – the need of each page having its AMP alternative along with all the benefits from that there is one web builder standing up amongst them having you totally covered with that – the AMP website builder.
Pages created with AMP Website Builder are totally responsive and AMP complaint out of the box and maybe the very best part is that practically anyone can build them in a lightly and fun manner just including block after block and typing the desired content in as if it’s a regular text editing application.
Pages created with Builder are totally responsive and AMP complaint out of the box and maybe the very best part is that practically anyone can build them in a lightly and fun manner just including block after block and typing the desired content in as if it’s a regular text editing application.
Google's strict AMP validation meaning higher ratings with no extra efforts, placement of the pages in the so called Carousel results – much bigger and dragging the attention when searching from mobiles and all of this takes place without the one creating them even having to take a look at the code!
In case you do have some bigger or out of the needed proportion images to include in the project – AMP Website Builder got you covered as well.
Cropping and resizing to the desired dimensions gets fast and easy with the built in image processing feature and a clever and effective algorithm takes care of optimizing your imagery content to the proper size for web with the convenient Resize Images feature.
There also is a vast library of great imagery content, so in case you're still giving shape of your project of just lack the proper picture at this point you can easily look something up from there using the convenient search function.
AMP Website Builder is quite flexible and evolves every day. Currently the application comes out of the box with English and German interface but due to the convenient translation tool it has and the strong community forming around it pretty soon there will be interface translations for practically all the common languages.
Since the AMP Website Builder is created in a way to be enough for you to accomplish all tasks needed from the idea to a fully functional live online web site there is a built in uploading tool as well.
As all AMP Website Builder features it's quite easy and intuitive to set up and supports FTP/FTPS/SFTP. There is even more – you can also take instant advantage of the free SSL GitHub Pages hosting solution out of the box.
The Publishing tool has a feature allowing you to directly publish your project to your free account there. So in case you're just starting a project or your business up and haven't already figured out what hosting solution or domain name will work out best for you this won't stop you for getting your site live online.
You can easily preview or publish the whole project to your local hard drive at any time and have it backed up or admire the its beautiful appearance in any browser you might want to open it up with.
The library of predefined blocks is so vast it has a pick for any case and to make things even sweeter each block comes with a handful of easy and intuitive controls letting you make it over in order to perfectly fit your vision by changing literally anything if needed.
There are great Header, article, testimonials, gallery and features sections and even better – if needed you can even easily include your favorite videos from YouTube and Vimeo along with taking advantage of more than 8700 great looking icons which talk for themselves to make your content really pop.
Since the application gets developed in constant communication with the ones already using it in time it has become even more easy and intuitive including some really cool features like the ability to change the entire site's appearance with a few clicks from the especially designed for that Styles panel or use any of your favorite Google fonts in just a click.
The HTML gets automatically generated and passes Google's strict AMP validation meaning higher ratings with no extra efforts, placement of the pages in the so called Carousel results – much bigger and dragging the attention when searching from mobiles and all of this takes place without the one creating them even having to take a look at the code!
Just create a new project, expand the Blocks Palette with the big "Plus" button to your right and browse the vast library of predefined blocks being presented there with large and intuitive preview images. Having in mind they are all quite flexible – once you get to the one looking close or exactly like a part of the page you have in mind – just drag/ drop it in its proper position.
Call out the convenient Properties panel by clicking on the "Gear" button appearing once you hover over the block with your mouse. Use the Properties panel to set the block exactly as you want it – adjust its layout, background appearance and so on until you're satisfied with the result. You can easily experiment with different colors, fonts and some shapes for the entire site by just accessing the "Styles panel" (the paintbrush over the "Plus" button) – and see the changes reflected all over the site in just a few clicks.
If you need to replace an image, just click on it to bring out the Images dialog box which will let you include your own images or use some from the Online library. Either way – crop and resize the selected image if needed from the very same dialog. When you're ready to pour some text – do it just like you would do in your regular text processing program – click on the text right inside the block, remove what's needed and type what should be right in. Sit calm if you're not quite sure if a specific block should take a particular place or not – you can drag them around with the "Arrows" button anytime you want.
What you see in the Builder's window is pretty much what the page will look like viewed in any modern browser. Using the viewport keys at the top of the window you can switch to Desktop Tablet or Mobile view at any time and examine the different appearances without leaving the program.
Preview or publish what you've done so far at any time – locally or directly on the desired server by just clicking on the buttons in the top right corner of the program.
So in case you were wondering how to meet your or your business's need of a great AMP complaint and up to the latest trends shiny website, how to create your first blog and start sharing your thoughts with the world or maybe – how to speed up your web sites prototyping and production and briefly and easily create great responsive and AMP pages – search the web no more. Download the AMP Website Builder and enjoy the ease of creation today!