A Showcase of Fantastic Footer Designs

By / Aug 21, 2009 / Inspiration
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Website footers have become more than just a place to put the copyright information and a few links. Now web designers are making full use of the footer as way to keep the visitor on the site longer. You will see from the examples below that this can be achieved by using clever placement of graphics and design elements along side links to additional content.

Story Pixel

Footer Designs

The Photo Argus

Footer Designs

RedVelvetart

Footer Designs

Carsonified

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Ecoki

Footer Designs

Sprocket House

Footer Designs

Media140 London

Footer Designs

Edgepoint Church

Footer Designs

Blog Amuki

Footer Designs

Biola Undergrad

Footer Designs

Brad Candullo

Footer Designs

CSS Tricks

Footer Designs

Branded07

Footer Designs

Jason Santa Maria

Footer Designs

Sam Rayner

Footer Designs

Orman Clark

Footer Designs

Revive Africa

Footer Designs

Psdtuts

Footer Designs

R.U.4 Children

Footer Designs

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

20 Comments

  1. Sarah Lynn
    August 21, 2009

    Great collection here. I really love Biola’s website. Beautiful illustrations as well as a useful footer. Thanks :)

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  2. Tony Chester
    August 21, 2009

    Some great footers here. Great topic as well. Footers are sort of a lost art but they’re making a comeback.

    We’ve got a fetish for footers ourselves over at http://footerfetish.com

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  3. Dave Sparks
    August 21, 2009

    Hi Henry, nice post, it’s interesting to see what people are doing with what were previously throw away page elements.

    I think this is the first footer round up I’ve seen that doesn’t mention elliotjaystocks.com and his oversized search boxed.

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  4. Sean Hurley
    August 21, 2009

    These are great examples of footers and shows just how important it is for a site to do it properly.

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  5. Bob Orchard
    August 21, 2009

    Orman’s preview picture links to Sam Rayner’s website, just an FYI – but I love the collection!

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  6. BebopDesigner
    August 21, 2009

    Brilliant work! Very inspiring… thanks for sharing!

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  7. Geoff
    August 21, 2009

    http://www.leftforread.com has a nice footer that combines data with design.

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  8. Chris Robinson
    August 21, 2009

    Nice roundup

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  9. Harry Ford
    August 21, 2009

    I did an interactive footer recently at http://www.fubra.com

    Inspired from many of these designs but still very different.

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  10. peter
    August 21, 2009

    Footer is still the hardest part when designing a website (for me anyways).

    Thanks for the inspiration! (here’s my latest project

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  11. {o}
    August 21, 2009

    Inspired by these and some other great footers, in my last project I’ve even made second, hidden footer ;]

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  12. Dave
    August 22, 2009

    Very nice collection …. i love beautiful footers…. and this is my footer http://www.jazzdrummerworld.com :)

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  13. whooptube.com
    August 23, 2009

    You forgot http://Creamycss.com . They have a great footer design.

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  14. Jamie Spenser
    August 26, 2009

    Thank you for the awesome post! The collection is really useful and fresh.

    I just wonder, may I use some of the ideas while creating my own website using the services like this http://www.site2you.com ?

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  15. Mark
    August 29, 2009

    These have given me some inspiration in designing my blog footer.

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  16. Nathan
    September 3, 2009

    Thanks for the link! Humbling to be in such distinguished company.

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  17. Berenika
    September 3, 2009

    Thanks for inspiration, here is my blog: http://berenika.biz with an illustrated footer

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  18. mynameisorman
    September 15, 2009

    Thanks for including my footer! Much appreciated!

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  19. Ashely Adams : Sticker Printing
    September 18, 2009

    It’s good to see that designers are becoming more creative with website footers. I think these sites will be very inspirational for those who are running short of ideas for creating interactive footers. Nice work.

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  20. Thoams
    October 14, 2009

    Thanks for sharing – great post!

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