Often underestimated, the footer is an important element of a layout. With the header, it frames the content of the page. It is the end point of the user’s scroll.
The footer contains copyrights and general information. This is as well an additional navigation which often allows users to find or discover what they did not when they scrolled.
- Display the site map and the most useful links. (For corporate and large sites)
- Use the container grid. (For corporate and large sites)
- Don’t use a footer on a non-scrollable page like a dashboard.
- Use a back to top on top of the footer
- Add a prefooter to show some editorial content if needed.
- Change the footer to a subfooter, with 3-4 links, for apps and smaller websites.