Best way to make existing site mobile


I have an existing website that was built in Dreamweaver using a template. I now need to make the site mobile friendly. I've began researching today, but all it's really done is confuse me. From what I understand if I want to make it responsive I would have to rebuild the entire site. Is there an easier way to create a mobile site and place it into the root folder and just check for a mobile device? I've seen people reference Bootstrap and Muse. Is that something I could use to create a mobile site? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Common practice is to build a second site designed for mobile and leave the original site alone except for links and maybe some javascript to send mobile devices with small screens to the mobile version.  It is often the same page names prefixed with 'mob' like 'mob-index.html'.

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savache27Author Commented:
Thank you for your response. So, basically a separate site contained in its own folder? Do you know if I could use Dreamweaver to build the mobile site or would I need to use something like Bootstrap? I'm not familiar with it, I've just seen it mentioned a lot while reading. I saw that Dreamweaver had fluid designs, but it looked like something you would use while building the initial desktop version.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
One of my clients built his 'mobile' pages using Dreamweaver so maybe the 'fluid' design is what he used.  You don't have to put the mobile pages in a separate folder unless you want to.  It would make it less cluttered if you did.
savache27Author Commented:
Thank you for your help, sir, I truly appreciate it.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
You're welcome, glad to help.
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