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Questions tagged [footers]

Footers are areas of a website found at the bottom of the page, and traditionally contain elements such as a copyright notice, links to various site-specific documents like a sitemap, privacy policy or contact page. They occasionally contain other elements and even controls, depending on site design....

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Representing the Footer in the Dashboard

I want to design a dashboard and I have a great deal of elements in my homepage footer such as: List item Contact us About us Some services Pricing Social media Copyright ... Is removing the footer ...
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Should a survey page contain a footer?

We are working on a questionnaire website. The pages consist of a landing page, questionnaire information, the questionnaire, summarised results and a contact information page. All of these currently ...
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Position/Style for Social media Share button

I have been working on a project which allows users to read stories. My motive is to keep reading less distracting , So user can focus on reading more. I am confused about location of share buttons ...
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Location of upvote/downvote with pagination and share buttons

I have been working on a project in which users will be able to submit their articles. Currently I have been testing on classic stories and here is a sample on website. Currently I have put demo ...
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Where should navigation buttons in panel be located?

Currently the action/navigation buttons of my UI project is in the panel-footer (see screenshot), and I'm wondering if that is an intuitive place or if they fit better in the header. Most panels are ...
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Header/Footer Icon usability

Consider the two screenshots shown below The context here is an "offers" mobile app with the icons serving the following functions Drop down "refine" results list (top left) Configure/Settings (top ...
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Top bar versus bottom bar for email subscription offer

Sites sometimes use a bar in order to invite readers to subscribe to their mailing list. In my experience, the majority of sites that do this choose a non-sticky top bar (header). However, it seems ...
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Should I put a separation after a featured section?

Here is the footer of my website. A thin line with equal top/bottom margin separate content from footer. Now if my content end by a features section, how do I separate my footer ?
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Hidden top navigation menu: best way to show it is there

I have a top header that is hidden because we want the customer to focus on the forms they are filling out and these footers and headers take up a lot of real estate. So my question is what are some ...
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Best set of elements in footer?

We're working on a side site for a project, which is based on WordPress. The site has posts, pages, photos and videos, most of this content is of informational nature. However, the site's intention is ...
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Sticky panels on a desktop web app. Conventions and debate

Is anyone aware of current debate or conventions on the use of sticky headers/footers in web apps? I'm designing a screen for trading investments. This is an inherently complex task for most users. ...
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Why must a website footer always span the entire width of the page?

I am currently completing an online design course, and while watching one of the set course videos, the instructor advised: The [website] footer must always span the entire width of the screen. ...
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Footer links necessary if navbar is fixed on small business website?

I'm developing a website for a friend's startup. It's a really small website with only 4-6 pages. Currently I have designed the website with a fixed navbar (and a fixed menu toggle button on mobile). ...
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Usability of expandable footers on responsive websites

My coworkers and I were discussing what might be a trend in e-commerce websites: expandable footers. Here's an example from Topshop.com: And when expanded: I poked around for research or studies ...
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Mega footer on small pages

I want to add a mega footer to my page. I like it if the user has the possibility to scroll down and to find same valuable links. However if the page has almost no content, like for instance a login ...
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Can content/navigation appear only in a footer?

I was wondering if people can settle an argument about the relation between content pages/navigation found in the footer vs the overall site structure and hierarchal parent categories in the primary ...
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Made With Love in (somewhere) / Coded With (heart symbol) by (somebody) trend [closed]

In footers everywhere I'm seeing those lines that say "Made with love in San Francisco" or "Coded with (heart symbol) in New York", or some other variation. They seem to be really popular. My ...
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Lightbox for footer links

Is it a good ux to make footer links as lightboxes? Basically we have small content for each link in the footer, so we decided to wrap those in lightbox instead of making a page for it. I'm sure ...
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Should a legal footer have two different positions depending on page content length?

Our UX team is tossing around the idea of two different positions for our legal footer depending on whether the page content has infinite scroll (i.e. lazy loading of content) or not. When it doesn't, ...
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Should the header be the same color as the footer in Material Design?

Strictly speaking of Material Design, Google states that you should use hue shade 500 for large areas of color. I would guess the header is considered large area? Should the header and footer be the ...
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Is using an accordion in a mobile footer better than a long list?

I'm working on a mobile website and I have to consider quite many links within the footer - depending on the country version from 13 to 18. The links have to be in the footer, so there's no discussion ...
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Should a website footer contain recent blog posts?

My company's website is developed in modx and the blog is hosted on hubspot. Currently, both the website and the blog contain a simple footer that only has copyright information. Additionally, the ...
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Should my Home insurance transactional site have a page footer?

Im designing a home insurance transactional journey (what the user sees after they select 'get a quote' from the product page). Should my x4 page journey (enter details, get quote, buy quote, view ...
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Should there always be a header and footer on a website?

Strange question perhaps but I've been pondering over the idea of not using any header and footer at all for a website application (non-responsive). I thought of the idea for only having a sidebar on ...
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Should there be a space after the copyright symbol ©?

To space, or not to space, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to place the copyright statement in the footer of an application, or somewhere else, is beside the point. What I want ...
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Fixed footer vs non-fixed footer in mobile web app

On a web-app, a fixed footer creates a performance issue, as the response and sensitivity is not quite as good as native app. But we have some important controls at the footer level like adding items ...
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Are mega footers good UX? [duplicate]

I've noticed that several websites — especially universities and web development sites — have recently started placing mega-menus in their footers. Here are some examples of what I mean:...
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combining enquiry form with newsletter signup

We have a requirement for a website where there will be a contact form on screen in all pages as well as the ability to signup for a newsletter. Now, a contact form is something traditionally done in ...
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minimalistic top navigation + huge footer = winning combination?

Ive seen a lot of very successful sites of big companies like mailchimp and others with minimalistic top navigations consisting of 3-5 buttons, but big footers where detailed navigation is located. ...
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Wrapping Stack Exchange footer site list?

Browsing through the StackExchange Android website I came across this, and was curious whether wrapping of site names is correct. Will a users eye automatically read "User" and wrap their eyes to the ...
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Contrast on footer and other elements

Is it of good UX practice to reduce the contrast of the footer and some other elements on newsletters and websites? In this first example, the contrast of the footer in a newsletter is reduced, I ...
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Is copyright in the site's footer usable at all?

Most of the sites on Internet have copyright like: site design / logo © 2012 stack exchange inc; user contributions licensed under cc-wiki with attribution required I myself have not noticed it ...
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Should a site have separate buttons for social media sharing and following?

Following: 'following' a business on Twitter or 'liking' a business on Facebook, or subscribing to their YouTube channel. Sharing: posting something on their wall/Twitter or their content on your ...
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Breadcrumb menu in the footer

I'm a big fan of the Apple web site. However, I was wondering why they have put their breadcrumb menu in the footer. I thought the idea of the breadcrumb menu was to let the visitors to get a quick ...
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Why do so many sites make the mega footer a dark color?

Such as www.braintreepayments.com. I see this type of design so frequently nowadays. It's so common that it looks like a template, yet all kinds of companies that you wouldn't think would be using web ...
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Are floating headers and footers good UX?

I'm making a website. I need to put in social media tools - facebook 'like' button and so on. It's been suggested to me that I use a floating, fixed position header or footer for this purpose. ...
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How can the classic footer elements be integrated into an infinite scrolling layout?

Infinite Scrolling is a fairly new and effective way to display practically infinite amounts of data in a user's window, but one page element simply does not suit itself to this method; the footer. A ...
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Is it a good idea to have a large footer containing many links?

In recent years, it's become quite a common design pattern to have a large footer on every page, containing a 'mini sitemap'. For example: This has supposed SEO benefits, but would also seem to be ...