The route to success with Angular2's router.


By Cormac Madden

Sick of page reloads? This author certainly is, and I can't imagine anyone who might miss them, now that the tech exists to eliminate them completely. There's nothing that says 'bad UX' like having to wait for something to happen, again and again. But we're so accustomed to this being the way of the web - we click a link, the screen turns white, we wait and wait some more - that it's become an acceptable part of our journey from A to B, product purchase to checkout, 'read more' link to full blog post.

Thankfully, this isn't necessary anymore, and the path to successfully removing the burden of page reloads lies with the routing technology of frameworks such as Angular2.

Angular2's router allows front end developers to deliver a perfectly seamless experience to users. We're entering the age of the single page website, where a user visits a site and is never forced to leave the first page they land on - every interaction, from clicking a link to adding a product to a shopping bag, is an instant interaction. The average speed of Angular2's router is such that the milliseconds it takes to move from one section of a site to another is unnoticeable to a user.

So how does such a drastic change fair with regards to SEO? With advancements in how browsers navigate fully router-driven sites, it's now possible to build router-powered websites and also accommodate your SEO needs in a way which wasn't a reality in the past. In fact, it's never been a better time to upgrade your site to one that offers the fast, light browsing experience that comes with Angular2's router.

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