How to create a fixed footer using CSS?

Create a fixed footer with CSS: In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a fixed footer using with the help CSS? By Apurva Mathur Last updated : July 25, 2023

Footer is one of the essential sections of a webpage as it contains the information of a website owner, contact details, and address and at times it also contains the links which are already present in the header section.

Making a fixed footer can be a complex task as it contains a lot of information and showcasing that information in the proper format is a vital job. Many websites have fixed footers as this helps the viewers to access the links easily.

Steps to create a fixed footer using CSS

The steps to create a fixed footer using CSS are:

  • Define a container element such as div, p, or anything that you want to fixed footer.
  • Write a CSS class, that will be used with the specified container element.
  • Use the CSS properties position, left, right, and bottom to define the position of the container element.
  • Set the position:fixed to make the container fixed.

CSS to create a fixed footer

Below is the CSS that can be used to make an element as fixed footer in a webpage:

.fixedfooter {
  /* Main properties */
  left: 0px;
  right: 0px;
  bottom: 0px;
  position: fixed;
  /* Other properties */
  background-color: #f40;
  color: #fff;
  padding: 16px;

Example to create a fixed footer using CSS

In this example, we have written a CSS class fixedfooter and applied this CSS class on a div in the HTML to make that div a fixed footer.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html xmlns="">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <title>Example to create a fixed footer using CSS</title>
    <style type="text/css">
      .fixedfooter {
      /* Main properties */
      position: fixed;
      /* Other properties */
      background-color: #f40;
      color: #fff;
      padding: 16px;		 
  <body style="font-family:Franklin Gothic Demi;">
    <h1 style="text-align: center">Example to create a fixed footer using CSS</h1>
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    <div class="fixedfooter">
      <h2>Fixed Footer Area</h2>
      <p>This is area for fixed footer. The content written here will be fixed on the footer</p>

The output of the above example is

Example: Fixed footer using CSS


Always remember one thing whenever you are making a full-width header or footer it is important to keep width=100% as it provides the full coverage, if you are not setting right property; we can also use the max-width property. The code written above is effortless to understand as all the fundamental properties are used to design the footer. The only property which makes it fixed to the bottom is position:fixed property.

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