I know when designing a website you are supposed to start off designing for the smallest device and move out to the widest screen. I also know that websites should be tableless.
I have 300 pages on this website. It does use some master pages. So that helps a little. The website is table-based in structure. There are lots of forms.
I've done tableless brochure sites before. But I've never redesigned an existing website especially with forms into a table-less site. I've never done a responsive site either, but i understand the concept after watching the videos on Learnable.com.
Here are my questions:
1) Am I being naive in thinking that this should be fairly easy just tedious? (not a large learning curve) It doesn't appear to require a ton of knowledge just time and creativity. That is my opinion of it. Or will i need to read a book on this? I don't mind. But a quick book is better than say 300 pages. I'm not sure that is necessary.
2) This website built with tables obviously was not built with a narrow view in mind. but I'm assuming that since I'm replacing the tables, the redesign can be done with narrow view first and then try to make the site look as much like the original as i move out. What do you think?
3) Should I seriously consider Bootstrap? I hear that these frameworks can prevent you from really learning how to do the code yourself. How long will it take to learn bootstrap?
I want to know what I'm getting myself into before i say yeah i can do this! Then i find out, i didn't know nearly enough about the subject.