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HTML

Alec Mompoint
Alec Mompoint
1,624 Points

Footer is not displayed at the bottom

I can't figure out why my footer is not displayed at the bottom,

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Date and Drop</title>
    <link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Arima+Madurai" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Arima+Madurai|Lora" rel="stylesheet">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/main.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css">
  </head>
 <body>
    <header>
      <h1 id="logo">Date and Drop</h1>
     <nav>
      <ul>
        <li><a href="index.html">Home</a></li>
        <li><a href="categories.html">Categories</a></li>
      </ul>
     </nav>
    </header>
      <footer id="main-footer">
        <ul>
          <li><a href="signin.html">Sign In</a></li>
          <li><a href="signup.html">Sign Up</a></li>
        </ul>
      </footer>
  </body>  
</html>

and my CSS stylesheet

main.css
/**************************
FOOTER
**************************/

#main-footer {
  width: 100%;
  clear: both;
}

#main-footer a {  
  text-decoration: none;
  float: right;  
}

#main-footer li {
  list-style: none;
  display: inline-block;
}

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,788 Points

:point_right: Do you mean at the bottom ... of the page?

There are several ways to make an element display at the bottom of the page, including: spacer elements, flex box, calculated margins, and explicit positioning.

One of the simplest to implement is to fix the position at the bottom:

#main-footer {
  /* other properties... */
  position: fixed;
  bottom: 0px;
}

This is actually a question for the CSS category rather than HTML.

Alec Mompoint
Alec Mompoint
1,624 Points

oh okay thank you I thought that the fact that it was a footer it automatically display it at the bottom of the page by default

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,788 Points

:information_source: footer is one of several sectioning elements, none of which have any special positioning by default. You may have more than one footer element on a page as long as they are not nested.