How to Position a Footer at the Bottom of a Page

This is a topic that comes up often when I’m doing web site design and I figured I’d throw it up here for my own reference. The challenge is to design a footer that will float to the bottom of the page regardless of the size of the content above it. Ryan’s excellent article on sticky footer’s is where I pulled 99% of this from. I made some minor tweaks to the CSS to suit my own needs but other than that, it’s not much different. Check out Ryan’s awesome article!

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<html>
 
    <head>
 
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="layout.css" ... />
 
    </head>
 
    <body>
 
        <div class="wrapper">
 
            <p>Your website content here.</p>
 
            <div class="push"></div>
 
        </div>
 
        <div class="footer">
 
            <p>Copyright (c) 2008</p>
 
        </div>
 
    </body>
 
</html>
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<p>* {
margin: 0;
}
</p>
 
html, body 
{
height: 100%;
}
 
.wrapper {
min-height: 100%;
height: auto !important;
height: 100%;
margin: 0 auto -2em;
padding-left:2px;
padding-right:2px;
}
 
.footer {
height: 2em;
}
 
.footer p 
{
font-family:Verdana;
font-size:9pt;
color:#696969;
font-weight:bold;
padding-top:10px;
padding-left:2px;
text-align:center;
}
 
.push 
{
height: 2em;
}

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