All your comments read and understood and I am not qualified to supply in depth solutions.
Please supply a demo web page and I will upload to my site and paste the link into the Google Mobile Friendly online web page validation tool. Their results are comprehensive and where necessary they also supply links to even further information.
I think this is the easiest way to proceed in order to “code things the proper way”.
Also because the page is mobile friendly Google will slightly increase their “Seo Brownie Points” and not penalise for having an invalid mobile friendly web page.
As mentioned, I am messing around with responsive design on the last few pages of my website, but I haven’t implemented anything yet. I will check out Google’s mobile validator once I have some pages done and online.
Just trying to gather insight right now so I don’t totally fubar things.