With more and more people accessing web pages on their mobile devices, more and more webmasters are creating mobile friendly versions of their sites.
If you're one of them, you're putting yourself in a very good position to make money for years to come.
On the other hand, if you're just now building a website, you're definitely in luck. Why? Because it's so much easier to build a mobile-friendly website from scratch than it is to revamp an existing one.
Most often, an existing website will require a complete makeover. If your website is relatively large, it can be a daunting task to say the least.
If it's too much work, there's an alternative. Create a separate mobile friendly version of your existing website.
The biggest drawback to that approach is having to create two versions of every future page you create. Plus, any updates will have to be done twice. Once on the original website and then again on the mobile friendly version.
As if you don't have enough to do already!
If at all possible, it's best to start over with a responsive design. It might be a great deal of work, but it will pay off in the end.
If you're not already familiar with responsive web design - what it takes to properly display a web page on any device - don't worry. It's not near as difficult as some people would have you believe.
In fact, there are only three primnary factors that characterize a responsive design.
For a page width to resize automatically, it's simply a matter of using percentages rather than fixed attributes such as pixels.
Images are just as easy. All it takes is setting an overall style that gives the image tag (img) a max-width of 100% and height set to auto. That way, if the page sizes down due to a smaller screen on a hand-held device, images will size down accordingly.
Getting page elements to change or resize automatically is a tougher nut to crack. That's because there are so many elements involved.
Things like multiple columns, navigation menus, forms, and display ads must each be addressed in order to have a page display properly regardless of the device it's viewed on.
Again, if you're building your first website, you can make everything responsive right from the start. Which means any website you create will automatically be mobile friendly.
But just in case you're not interested in starting from scratch, you can always use the same design formula we use for this website.
All you need to do is download the free website template package.