If you are a web designer or developer, you know that every element of a website has its own place and purpose. Most of us design our website from top to bottom, focusing on the header, the sidebar, and the main content. Many designers hone in on perfecting everything above the fold and end up neglecting the footer of their sites in the process. Few sites have footers that are truly specialized for their purposes, and many of them end up being generic afterthoughts within an otherwise excellent design.
Here are some viable design options for building a footer with deliberate, thoughtful choices.