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HTML <footer> Tag

The <footer> tag defines the footer of a web page or a section. As a rule, it contains copyright information, contact details, navigation links, etc.

You can have several <footer> tags on a web page. For example, you can place a footer inside the <article> tag to store information related to the article (links, footnotes, etc.).

The tag can contain other HTML elements, except for the <footer> and <header> tags.

The <footer> has recently become a part of HTML5 specification.

If the footer contains contact details, you should put it in the <address> tag.

Syntax

The <footer> tag comes in pairs; the content is written between the opening (<footer>) and closing (</footer>) tags.

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
    <style>
      .header{
      height: 40px;
      padding: 20px 20px 0;
      background: #e1e1e1;
      }
      .main-content{
      height: 60vh;
      padding: 20px;
      }
      footer{
      padding: 10px 20px;
      background: #666;
      color: white;
      }
      a{
      color: #00aaff;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div class="header">Header / Menu</div>
    <div class="main-content">
      <h1>Main content</h1>
      <p>This is some paragraph. </p>
    </div>
    <footer>
      <p>Company © W3docs. All rights reserved.</p>
    </footer>
  </body>
</html>

Result

Attributes

The <footer> tag supports the Global Attributes and the Event Attributes.

How to style <footer> tag

Common properties to alter the visual weight/emphasis/size of text in <footer> tag:?

  • CSS font-style property sets the style of the font. normal | italic | oblique | initial | inherit
  • CSS font-family property specifies a prioritized list of one or more font family names and/or generic family names for the selected element.
  • CSS font-size property sets the size of the font.
  • CSS font-weight property defines whether the font should be bold or thick. CSS text-transform Property controls text case and capitalization.
  • CSS text-decoration property specifies the decoration added to text, and is a shorthand property for text-decoration-line, text-decoration-color, text-decoration-style

Coloring text in <footer> tag:

  • CSS color property describes the color of the text content and text decorations
  • CSS background-color property sets the background color of an element.

Text layout styles for <footer> tag:

  • CSS text-indent property specifies the indentation of the first line in a text block.
  • CSS text-overflow property specifies how overflowed content that is not displayed should be signaled to the user.
  • CSS white-space property specifies how white-space inside an element is handled.
  • CSS word-break property specifies where the lines should be broken.

Other properties worth looking at for <footer> tag


Browser support

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