Vee Cee Vee Cee - 4 months ago 12
HTML Question

How to create a static footer in CSS?

I'm having trouble creating a static footer that stays to the bottom of the page. I've tried implementing sticky footer, but when I try it, there is no visible difference. Currently, the footer is scrolling along with the page. I don't know if it's because of my HTML, or other CSS setting, or something I'm just unaware of.

Here is my code and an example of the scrolling footer: https://codepen.io/bobblyhead/pen/yJEdzj

html, body{
margin: 0px;
padding: 0px;
min-height: 100%;
margin-bottom: 100px;
clear: both;
position: relative;
}

.footer{
position: fixed;
margin-bottom: 0px;
right: 0;
bottom: 0;
left: 0;
width: 100%;
background-color: #212121;
padding: 10px;
color: white;
font-size: .81em;
}
footer div:first-child{
margin-bottom: 5px;
}
footer .glyphicon{
margin-right: 5px;
}
footer a:link, footer a:visited, footer a:hover, footer a:active{
color: white;
}
footer .contacts{
text-align: left;
}


GettingStarted.html:

<html>
<head>
<!--[if lt IE 9]>
<script src="dist/html5shiv.js"></script>
<![endif]-->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="login.css">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="header.css">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="footer.css">

<script src="https://use.fontawesome.com/fae6c977ea.js"></script>
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">

<link rel="stylesheet" href="http://netdna.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.0.0/css/bootstrap.min.css" />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="http://netdna.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.0.0/css/bootstrap-theme.min.css" />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="http://code.jquery.com/ui/1.10.3/themes/smoothness/jquery-ui.css" />

<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.9.1.js"></script>
<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.10.2/jquery.min.js"></script>

<script src="http://netdna.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.0.0/js/bootstrap.min.js"></script>
<script src="http://code.jquery.com/ui/1.10.3/jquery-ui.js"></script>

</head>
<body>
<!--Content-->
<div class = "wrapper">
<div class="container">
<h1> Getting Started </h1>
</div>
<div class=container>
<div id="sysReq"><h3> System Requirements </h3>
<div class= "col-md-12">
<p> This is a paragraph about system requirements.</p>
</div>
</div>
<div id="install"><h3> Installation </h3>
<div class= "col-md-12">
<p> This is a paragraph about installation.</p>
</div>
</div>
<div id="sandbox"><h3> Try it now - API Sandbox </h3>
<div class= "col-md-12">
<p> SANDBOX! </p>
</div>
</div>
</div>
</div>




<!-- FOOTER -->
<div class="footer">
<div class="siteContent" style="padding-top:10px;">

<div style="width:42%; float:left; margin-left: 15px;">
<span style="font-size:75%;">&copy;Copyright 2016.</span>
<span style="font-size:75%;">Test.</span>
<br>
</div>

<div style="width:22%; float:left; margin-left: 10px;">
<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-envelope"></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="mailto:WSAHelp@moodys.com?Subject=Question" target="_top">me@you.com</a><br>
<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-phone-alt"></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Americas&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;+x.xxx.xxx.xxxx<br>
<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-phone-alt"></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;EMEA&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;+xx.xx.xxxx.xxxx
</div>

<div style="width:22%; float:left; margin-left: 10px;">
<br>
<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-phone-alt"></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Asia&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;+xxx-xxxx-xxxx<br>
<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-phone-alt"></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Japan&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;+xx-x-xxxx-xxxx
</div>
</div>
</div>

<div class="modal fade" id="selectModal" tabindex="-1" role="dialog" aria-labelledby="Select Columns" aria-hidden="true"><div class="modal-dialog"><div class="modal-content"></div></div></div>
<div class="modal fade" id="pdfmodal" tabindex="-1" role="dialog"><div class="modal-dialog"><div class="modal-content"></div></div></div>
<div id="username" class="hidden"></div>

</div>

</body>
</html>


UPDATE:

I changed the
position: absolute;
, and set
margin-bottom: -140px;
and it seemed to fix the problem on this specific page.

However, on the pages with less content, there is a space between the footer and the bottom. It looks like this

Answer

Try using

.footer {
position:absolute; 
bottom:0px;
}

and use min-height in .wrapper