Why You Need a Header and Footer for Your Website?

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A website brings an online presence to your business, even for your personal blog. You have all your important pages and posts published and get them linked to each other. While designing a website I usually need to set certain elements first, what first comes to my mind is placing a well-designed Header and Footer.

You would want visitors surfing your website get to navigate easily through all the information you publish out there. Placing a Header and Footer and creating links to certain important pages and is much relevant to what you offer while keeping the spotlight of the visitor in mind.

 

Popular Header Designs

Basically, a Header is an eye-catching element on your website. When people land on your website it is the first thing that captures the eyes. Most websites have the basic designed header as shown below;

Maintain similar type fonts, font colours as it goes with your brand and the theme of your website. The makes the visitor to easily explore the website. Most sites place their company name and logo on the top, left or bottom of the header based on their design preferences.

 

E-commerce websites have more elements on the header along with a search bar and social icons.

 

KellyLane has specific elements to help customers shop around the website easily, share them on social media or find items added to the cart. Notice each element is created with a visitor in mind, whether the visitor is a buyer, a sales agent or a wholesaler. Each link sends them to the relevant page and helps navigate the page easily.

Courtesy: Kelly Lane Australia

 

QuickBooks has a special way where it’s more focused on it services it provides and pricing. A slick header with the brand logo, features, and pricing section for viewers to easily find their plan. It has a simple contact number and ‘sign in’ option and an offer with a call to actions.

Courtesy: Quickbooks Intuit

 

Popular Footer Designs

As much as the header adds value, the footer also does the same for a website. It may not grab that much attention to the visitor unless they need specific information about the company and the website.
You may take it lightly in the beginning, but a footer is quite relevant as it provides a source of important legal information about your company or owner of the website. This is usually not shown to the viewer as the support documents being lengthy.

 

Fat Footers and Mega Footers are getting popular on the web.

A good example is Stayz.com has its footer neat and clean with links to various pages on their website. They also provide traveller’s terms and conditions and privacy policy along with their company ABN number, copyright information and social icons.

Courtesy: Stayz Australia

 

Amazon has its own footer links to Selling, affiliate links, Returns centre, Purchase protection documentation and other popular links to all activities of their business.

Courtesy: Amazon India

To sum up, you should know that header and footer are prominent for a company website.

 

Let’s meet in the next post until then, stay tuned!

 

 

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