Chapter 8. Retrofitting an Existing Site

It doesn’t matter whether you are working for yourself, as a freelancer, for a corporation, or even as part of a design studio—at some point, you will be asked to take an existing site and make it work on everything.

This might seem overwhelming but is by no means impossible. In this chapter, you learn about choosing the proper layout, working with site components, and keeping some important issues in mind when going mobile.

When starting the conversion process, I work through three basic areas. I start by creating a block-level layout of my current design, then I work on handling each component, and finally, I work on adding and fine-tuning features to make the mobile experience more enjoyable, easy to ...

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