The Best 15 Footers On Mining Websites
Admittedly, footers aren’t the sexist part of a website, that’s the design team behind the websites. 😉 Joking!
Every website has a footer, and they can be super functional while enhancing the appeal of a website. Just last week, when I wrote about stock price banners and Teck put theirs in the footer of the website.
I’ve put all the websites in random order so don’t try to work out which ones my favourite. But I hope that some of these give you inspiration, if you’re in need of a website refresh.
UEX Uranium – https://uex-corporation.com/
The UEX Uranium footer has [almost] everything, it has their sitemap, logo, ticker symbols, social media links and contact information. They were able to effectively put a lot of information in their footer to make it quite useful, without making it feel crowded. Well done!
Noront Resources – http://norontresources.com/
I like the Noront Resources footer because it’s simple and it’s a good use of font colours and font weights. Their navigation items stand out well in a bold white font. Placing all of their contact information in a grey font doesn’t make their footer feel overwhelming.
McEwen Mining – https://www.mcewenmining.com
This is the first example where a mining company has a subscribe to a mailing list field and button. Adding an email capture form is very effective in growing your database to get new eyes on your press releases the moment they are disseminated.
Pacific Rim Cobalt – https://pacificrimcobalt.com/
This is another example of a more robust footer as it has their sitemap included. But it also captures users emails to provide them updates on the company.
Sandstorm Gold – https://www.sandstormgold.com/
Sandstorm went for an alternate layout of their sitemap, stacking top menu items with the sub pages below one another on the left. They also make their investor relations team’s contact information easy to find. Marketers definitely had their say in this footer as the lead capture is separated by first name, last name and email address for more personalized communications. I approve!
Meguma Gold – https://megumagold.com/
This footer is ultra simple. It’s just the top menu items in their footer with a copyright. There’s never anything wrong with taking simplicity to its purest form.
I’ve included this simple style of footer for those who don’t believe in repeating important elements at the cost of redundancy. Their footer contains essential links, none of which (aside from the contact) are in menu. I also like how they overlapped the contact form in the footer. Overlapping website elements is in trend right now.
Western Copper and Gold – https://www.westerncopperandgold.com/
Western Copper and Gold features the standard website footer information with an interesting layout. I also like how they placed a graphic behind the footer but it’s subtle enough where it doesn’t distract or make the text above it hard to read.
Osino Resources – http://osinoresources.com/
I like this footer because it’s plain, 4 well-spaced columns featuring the most important links on their site as well as their key contact information. Osino also uses font colours and all caps effectively so the footer columns are explained without distraction.
Micon International – https://www.micon-international.com/
This is a website we made for a client a few years ago. They are the most active on LinkedIn so it made sense to direct the traffic there to follow the company, especially since that’s where their audience is the most active.
Wealth Minerals – https://wealthminerals.com/
This footer is great. I like the structure of branding and contact info on the left side and the sitemap in columns on the right side. I’m a big fan of alternate white logos on a dark footer such as this. They also did a nice job of adding texture background to give it more visual depth without taking away from the user experience.
Regulus Resources – https://www.regulusresources.com/
This is another example of a simple footer, but with the branding. It’s great to get your logo in the footer. I’ll use this example as a PSA to not allow your web design agency to advertise on your website, as it provides you no benefit, unless they are paying for the ad placement.
Sprott – http://www.sprott.com/
Sprott also elected to have the essential contact and social information in their footer but was able to lay it out in an interesting and unique way.
Triumph Gold – https://www.triumphgoldcorp.com/
Triumph Gold, first I want to know if your founder is a fan of old cars! Second, I wanted to show this as an example of a mega footer as they have their entire sitemap and contact information shown. A Spitfire of a footer… classic car fans, see what I did there?
There are a lot of things you can do with your footer depending on your goals and the amount of content on your website.
If you have an opportunity to update your website in the recent future, take all the examples into consideration, highlight your favourites and why, then get your designer to come up with something to make yours, well, uniquely yours!
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Evan is a not-so-self-proclaimed tech geek that has helped public companies, Fortune 500 enterprises, and SMB clients implement technical solutions to their marketing challenges.
Evan got his start in mining in 2006 working in marketing for SGS Lakefield Research.
His understanding and success in the mining industry helped to shape the decision for Neumarkets to become an agency focused on the mining industry.
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