25 Impressive Blog Footers

Footers are often an afterthought in blog design. I know firsthand, because my footer is about as basic and uneventful as it gets. The blogs on this list are excellent examples for the rest of us that the footer can be a helpful and interesting aspect of the design (maybe I need to make some changes to mine).

Some of the examples shown here use visual elements to make the design of the footer more interesting, and others simply focus on providing navigation or information in the footer that will help visitors.

For more design inspiration, see:

CSS-Tricks

CSS-Tricks

Web Designer Wall

Web Designer Wall

Mr. Diggles

Mr. Diggles

PSDTUTS

PSDTUTS

Abduzeedo

Abduzeedo

Blog.SpoonGraphics

Blog.SpoonGraphics

GoMediaZine

GoMediaZine

We Are Not Freelancers

We Are Not Freelancers

Problogger

ProBlogger

Noupe

Noupe

Catalyst Studios

Catalyst Studios

Vocino

Vocino

Viget Inspire

Viget Inspire

Sam Rayner

Sam Rayner

43 Folders

43 Folders

David Airey

David Airey

Tutorial9

Tutorial9

Dreamling

Dreamling

Positive Space Blog

Positive Space Blog

Sawyer Hollenshead

Sam Hollenshead

Productive Dreams

Productive Dreams

Loon Design

Loon Design

Blog Me Tender

Blog Me Tender

Soh Tanaka

Soh Tanaka

Brad Candullo

Brad Candullo

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  • Simon Ward, October 27, 2008

    CSS-Tricks is very cool, there’s some great designs here. Cheers Steven.

  • Diet, October 27, 2008

    Wow! Those are so inspiring, I’m off to re-do my blog footers!

  • Chris Coyier, October 27, 2008

    Hey thanks for the shout-out Steven! Footers are a great place to go crazy do something interesting with design.

    I wish rotation would make its way into CSS so I could line up my links with those slightly-off-kilter tags.

  • Jeffro2pt0, October 27, 2008

    Proves that people are paying more attention to that area of the site and just throwing a bunch of crap down their is not acceptable anymore.

  • Tyler, October 27, 2008

    Are you spying on me? It seems as though every time I am looking for something, or thinking about something web related, You post on that topic! Thanks for this, Very good round up.

  • Hector Jarquin, October 27, 2008

    I believe that we should emphasizes more and more towards utilizing the footer area as a way to promote useful information.

  • Mabuc, October 27, 2008

    wow! this is new I like csstrick and webdesignerwall footer, very lovely.

  • Aisling, October 27, 2008

    Oh, wow! Thanks for including me! :D

  • Vandelay Design, October 27, 2008

    Chris,
    You’re welcome. You have a great point about doing something crazy and experimenting. If you come up with a footer design that’s not so successful, it’s still only a footer and it’s better than screwing up somewhere else.

    Tyler,
    No spying, but I do have a crystal ball. I wish. Actually, this was a rare last-minute post for me because the one I had scheduled to go tonight just got covered by someone else yesterday.

    Aisling,
    You’re welcome. Thanks for linking here.

  • carlnunes, October 28, 2008

    Great footers; pushing the bounds of what a footer is. Mines pretty simple.

  • Darren Rowse, October 28, 2008

    thanks for including ProBlogger

  • Max | Design Shard, October 28, 2008

    This is great, footers really are the icing on the cake when it comes to a design, especially a blog that can feature so much info down there, nice round up.

  • Soh, October 28, 2008

    I feel very honored that you mentioned my site among the greats on that list~ Appreciate it!

    Thank you :-)

  • Thomas, October 28, 2008

    Great list, I love Brad Candullo’s footer.

  • Youri, October 28, 2008

    Wow Steven this is exactly what I’m working on for two design projects – nice timing!

  • David Airey, October 28, 2008

    Hey Steven.

    Not been commenting as much of late, but I’m still very much enjoying your content. Thanks a lot for the feature, and have a great week!

  • Anuj Seth - lab209, October 28, 2008

    Very nice list of designs.

    CSS Tricks Footer looks awesome.

  • Fred Campbell, October 28, 2008

    This is great, an obvious idea, but as far as I know no one has done it before. Got it bookmarked and will be coming back for inspiration! Thanks

  • Danh ba web 2.0, October 28, 2008

    wow nice list. Thanks for share !

  • Fubiz, October 28, 2008

    Great inspiration!

  • Daniel, October 28, 2008

    Wow, such a great list. Footer design is such an art which i never seem to get the hang of.

  • David Perel, October 28, 2008

    Hey, David here from wearenotfreelancers, thanks very much for the feature!!

  • aravind, October 28, 2008

    hmm, its time to think of redesigning my footer! nice list.. :)

  • Vandelay Design, October 28, 2008

    Darren, Soh, and David,
    You’re welcome. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Fred,
    I think it was done a long time ago before many of these blogs were designed (or re-designed), but I can’t remember where.

  • Matt Lilly, October 29, 2008

    Great collection. A few of the blogs listed are some of my favorite design resource sites.

  • Spencer, October 29, 2008

    Hey, what do you think about mine? I just restyled it in CSS.

    http://barefoot-webdesign.com

    Would love to hear your thoughts…

  • Brad, October 30, 2008

    Thanks for the feature! I think a footer should be as well-designed as the header.

  • Zoe, October 30, 2008

    Hi, found you on Dzone! The first one is my favourite, but i like the effort that’s gone into them all. Come to think of it it’s true that footers are usually boring (I never really noticed before!).

    It’d be neat to have a cool footer but most of the time you’d be the only one who knew about it. Kind of like wearing really pretty underwear…!

  • Vandelay Design, October 30, 2008

    Zoe,
    Yeah, I think it’s something that most people won’t notice, but those who do will be impressed and it will make a memorable impression.

  • Jaan Kanellis, October 30, 2008

    It is is probably just me, but I hate those fat footers.

  • Vandelay Design, October 31, 2008

    Jaan,
    Any particular reason?

  • Jaan Kanellis, October 31, 2008

    Nahh, not really. I just dont see footers as being that large in the design process.

  • Kathryn, November 1, 2008

    What a great gallery of examples to be inspired by!

  • Teknoloji, November 3, 2008

    I wish rotation would make its way into CSS so I could line up my links with those slightly-off-kilter tags.

  • Dainis Graveris, November 3, 2008

    oh that’s really interesting article, showing that more and more people add spice to the website also thinking about footer..

  • Sawyer Hollenshead, November 3, 2008

    Wow, thank you so much for featuring me in such a list with all these amazing designers. Incredible.

  • techzoneX, November 8, 2008

    The wonderful set of footers are here. But bad thing is that I am not a designer and also we may not use the same footers on our blogs :(

  • web design company, November 11, 2008

    Impressive blog footers. CSS Tricks is particularly good.

  • Michael Aulia, November 14, 2008

    Wow.. I should have paid more attention to my blog’s footer. Sometimes we thought that it’s not important since it’s located at the bottom

    I’ll patch up my footer on my next theme make over

  • Paul, November 15, 2008

    Wow! Interesting footers, can you give me more ideas for that?

  • Joomla Templates, November 17, 2008

    thanks for sharing, We would expect similar useful resources form you.

  • Sumesh, November 22, 2008

    Good roundup of blog footers there – I’m (not) surprised to find some of my favorite design blogs (CSS Tricks, WebDesignerWall etc) in there.

    However, I am a bit disappointed with some of your inclusions. Design is subjective, but what exactly is impressive about DavidAirey.com and Problogger’s footer?

  • Vandelay Design, November 22, 2008

    Hi Sumesh,
    To answer your question, David Airey’s footer is unique (at least in my mind) because it repeats the navigational menu from the header. Problogger’s just has a lot of useful links for navigating through the site. Not every item on the list is intended to showcase amazing design, just meant to give some examples of what can be done with footers aside from the typical copyright listing and a few text links.

  • CyberSketcher, February 3, 2009

    Hi. I really like this collection. Another good collection can be found : http://www.backtoessentials.com/showcases/100-creative-examples-of-footers-for-web-designers/

  • Emma, March 5, 2009

    Hi! I have a brand new, original, wordpress design with a “sketching” theme.. Check it out if you want =) Hope you like it! (hope you like my footer aswell)

  • Taylor, March 10, 2009

    Very cool, I think I will try to make one for my gottv.blogspot blog, wish me luck. Great Post this was just what I was looking for

  • Website Design, March 31, 2009

    Great information! At first time i have find something which i like http://www.whiteshaarks.com the most. It all made to see the theme of the site.Even they give proper attention to the color combination of the site so that clients will never ever complaints to the WS.

  • 4design, April 23, 2009

    See my blog footer, it is very nice! ;)

  • Patricia, May 10, 2009

    I found this page through a link at Blog Design Blog. I must say, I am very inspired now. It’s like, I can now think outside the box.

  • Maverick, June 6, 2009

    i love all of them

    nice list

  • Photoshop CS4 Features, June 8, 2009

    Im a fan of “Web Designer Wall” I like his blog’s footer.

  • Concepto Pixel, July 6, 2009

    i tried to make a cool footer but i cant edith the width, i also will try to make something fine.
    Cool footers guys

  • shravan mishra, July 20, 2009

    I love them all. Every footer is unique and creative.

  • lhoylhoy, August 12, 2009

    there was a web design book that says ‘do not waste time with your footer as it is not noticed that much’. Somehow it’s true but who’s the boss?! and besides, we, the designers, should be the one to dictate and control how visitors navigate our site right? not the other way around! hehe! rude?

  • medyum, August 24, 2009

    Wow.. I should have paid more attention to my blog’s footer. Sometimes we thought that it’s not important since it’s located at the bottom

    I’ll patch up my footer on my next theme make over

  • Rita Spencer, August 26, 2009

    Thanks for the awesome post! The collection is really inspiring and just in time for me.
    I’m looking for a perfect footer for my website. And just want to ask, may I use some of the ideas (of course everything will be customized) while creating my own website using the services like this http://www.site2you.com ?

  • Designers are giving more and more importance to blog footers these days. That’s fair too…..I mean designers have traditionally neglected them by simple keeping the obligatory copyright line there. But these creative footers can actually help you to capture and maintain your visitor’s interest. Thanks for sharing this nice collection.

  • css best designs, August 28, 2009

    yes , i am agree with Ashley , the blog footer its realy necesary . True , the header is first to see but still ..

  • flash components, September 8, 2009

    nice pick. I love these footers. the 1st one from css-tricks really the best one.

  • haberler, September 13, 2009

    really amazing blog footers thank you very much

  • telefon dinleme, September 22, 2009

    These are amazing, amazing photographs! Wish I had the time (and talent) to put stuff like this together. Wow!

  • flash website, October 9, 2009

    now it’s time to make a header and content showcase and we can combine them to make some attractive websites :))

  • Courtland, October 16, 2009

    Makes me want to go and redesign my site. I wonder if you might know some wp pros that can do something similar to the ones I see here.

  • Chris, October 21, 2009

    Great ideas. Now if only I could get a set of list that could help me make this kind of graphics design. Do you guys know of any tag here that could lead me to this?

  • appleton criminal lawyers, October 23, 2009

    Nice collection. Dreaming is great.

  • EMR wire, November 5, 2009

    Great work very innovative

  • muthu, November 16, 2009

    neat & clean footers

  • Lala, November 26, 2009

    All of them are great.
    Thank you for share

  • Designer, December 5, 2009

    Great gallery! thanks a lot!

  • egyptian web designer, December 22, 2009

    fantastic
    this is the greatest collection I had ever seen
    thanks

  • Mr. dametøj, January 15, 2010

    Nice list, and many cool footers…. Very inspirational – thank you ;-)

  • Web Design Contest, January 28, 2010

    I especially like the CSS trick and going to implement it on my site. I am also going to post my design for free in a contest running by grafikguru.com

  • 3Com certifications, February 25, 2010

    i think these footers are so large for a web page.. may be thay are nice and beautiful but not so useful for site… any way thanks for sharing this with us…

  • lokendra, February 25, 2010

    Awesome post for all designer, getting good ideas.

  • angel, April 19, 2010

    hi this is nice collection thanks

  • zanzy7, May 6, 2010

    Great collections of Website Footers….thanks. You can also add Design Informer’s footer to your lists….http://designinformer.com/

  • Toledo Web Design, June 23, 2010

    Thanks for the information. It gave me some ideas on how I want to change my blog around whenever I get the time. Thanks

  • medyum, July 9, 2010

    Hi! I have a brand new, original, wordpress design with a “sketching” theme.. Check it out if you want =) Hope you like it! (hope you like my footer aswell)…..

  • dotnetnuke developer, September 14, 2010

    very coll and Nice list of footer, and many cool footers examples….
    Thanks for sharing – thank you

  • Honlapkészítés, January 17, 2011

    Really impressive and good for inspiration. Thank you!

  • Simon, July 21, 2011

    Hi

    I have recently set up 2 blogs on wordpress. I must admit all of my focus has been on getting into the routine of regular posts. Your post has made me realise that the footer to a blog can be just as powerful as a web site.

    Thank you.

    Simon
    Colchester, UK

  • Rafa, February 22, 2012

    I love PSDTUTS, it looks so profesional!

    And many of the others are really creative. Great post.