Look Out Below! 15 Fabulous Footer Designs

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One of the most literally overlooked aspects of website design are footers, the area at the very bottom of a page that provides information and links to other areas of the site or outside Web properties (such as social media profiles).

All designers use this space differently. Some of them are information heavy, including “fine print” like terms & conditions or privacy policies. Other footers are used primarily for linking to other sites or pages on the site. Another popular use of footers – and something that is found on most of them – is to provide contact information, which can range from links to social media profiles to an email address and/or phone number to a brick-and-mortar address. Finally, some designers use this area as a call-to-action to entice users to signup for an email newsletter or other promotional endeavor.

How a site owner chooses to use their footer area is largely dependent on the action they want visitors to take, but it’s all moot if their footer design doesn’t catch the users’ attention, and a good design is one that is creative, engaging and in-line with the look and feel of the rest of the website.

For some inspiration, have a look at these 15 fabulous website footers:

Seed Hunter



Urban Pie



Soho Fixed



Mom & Popcorn



Foxtie



The White House



The Pixel



Pastebot



Weblabs Solutions



Rancid



Me & Oli



The Midnighters Club



Superior Contracting Services

Poogan's Porch



Mecannical

 

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7 comments

RandyeS 12-20-2012 3:45 PM

Some of these are wonderful & creative. I'm working on a client site right now & we've been tossing around ideas. Thx for this! I shall forward it along.

MatthewL 12-20-2012 11:29 PM

A couple of those Footers gave me an idea for one of my sites, forgot how much creativity you can put into a some what empty blah space! thank you!

Website Quote 12-21-2012 8:46 AM

Great collection of footers. My fav is the last one, Mecannical.

RussellB 12-23-2012 6:48 PM

these footers are great - good inspiration for new designs - my footer needs some real redesign in the upcoming year so this will help

12-24-2012 12:38 PM

Great article!

arsen 12-24-2012 12:40 PM

Nice pictures!

Minneapolis Web Design 03-12-2013 10:13 PM

Thanks for impressive footer design collection. I really like the last one Mecannical.

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