Currently working on the footer for my new Tumblr theme, which will include heaps of third party widgets.
I usually like to keep my footers pretty "out of the way" as not to distract from the main content. In this example all links and text colours are the same which may come across as a bit bland or too static, do you think I should apply a link colour or not?
Was also thinking of a Joey Pfeifer approach where as soon as the user scrolls over the footer, all the links light up (see his header on his website): http://joeypfeifer.com/
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about 2 years ago
Yeah not a massive fan of that hover approach, or at least his implementation. It looks like he has failed to close an <a> tag, with the way the links change colour. The mouse hover shouldn't be triggering events on elements that aren't under it, or connected to the element visibly in some way. There's a bit of a leap.
I think it also has something to do with the drastic colour change. Your implementation would presumably just be a brightness change, so that would be a softer change (and animate it, for the love of god).
Another option entirely is, instead of infinite scroll, when the user scrolls to the bottom of the page, the footer then performs it's contrast/brightness change. The effect is somewhat of a "oh hey, look at me, you've reached the bottom of the page" effect. It's a bit hard to explain without a prototype.
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