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Top Tips for More Creative Footers

So, you’re building a website are ya? Looking to spruce up a bit of the design with an influx of footer creativity? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! Mastering that space at the bottom of the page can be a real nuisance, and if you’re not exactly sure what you’re doing, it can be even more nightmarish. With all of that in mind, you can head on down below the break to view some of our top ways to spruce up the footer and make it infinitely more “you”—an element clients love, by the way! Starting with:

  1. Use Textures: If there’s one thing we’ve said before, it’s that textures are king in web design. No matter what element you’re working on, the quickest and best way to spice up the whole endeavor is to throw in some appropriate textures. However, this doesn’t mean you should just huck out a cloth piece every time you design a new element. If your website doesn’t use any sort of paper or cloth textures, adding them can come across as a bit strange. That being said, a nice torn and papered look at the bottom of your page can look marvelously awesome. Clients will appreciate the beauty, and you’ll appreciate the chance to flex some creative muscle.
  2. Integrate the Footer: Another cool way to add something new to your footers is to integrate them directly into the theme of your website. We’ve seen footers acting as below ground areas, shopping cart bottoms, shelves, you name it! If you’re site is running with a specific theme that allows for it, go ahead and turn your footer section into something that it isn’t. It looks great, and it also helps to reinforce the theme you’ve worked so hard to create at the beginning.
  3. Go Super Minimalistic: Another hot way to build a footer right now is to remove a lot of the clutter. That means no complex lists of news articles, no extra graphics, just a bare bones model of everything the viewer needs. Include contact and page links, but avoid anything else that’s likely to get in the way. We’re serious about this. Make the footer as vacant and as inconspicuous as possible, and we promise you’ll be making a one of a kind statement with your website that will be unbelievably hard to ignore.

Posted on May 22, 2012

Category: General

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