I'm in the process of re-designing several sites that attached to domains that have a broad reach, i.e., "industry name" dot orgs.
I've seen designs that are popular one year and quickly fade thereafter. However, header-body-footer has remained a constant.
A number of currently popular packaged designs employ multiple widgets in the footer . . and some folks go on to populate those footer widgets with links and links and links.
I see a footer as a good place for a copyright notice, a contact link, an about link and a few more "it's about US - the website & its operator(s) and NOT about YOU" links.
I'm interested in reading people ideas or thoughts about the best use of "footer space".
Have there been studies of the best use of footer space?
Does HuffingtonPost's use of the footer make particular sense?
Have you seen novel and effective use of footer space? Do tell!
What to put in? What to leave out?
Your experience and thoughts?