Construct Stylish Big Footers With Ease
Bigfoot Legend is a collection of deep footer stacks and templates
Long Story Short
For the last 10,000 years footers in RapidWeaver themes have been pretty tame. A single line for your copyright and contact link and that's it. Then came Extra Content, and suddenly footers were delivered from the jaws of extinction as theme developers finally gave us the potential to explore our wildest Big Footer dreams. But the means to build them — easily — eluded us still. Until now.
With the evolution of Stacks 2 all the natural conditions are now in place for monster footers to propagate in the wild, and it's safe to say that Bigfoot is neither hoax nor myth. Welcome to the Bigfoot Legend!
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Incredibly simple, incred-ibly versatile, Bigfoot can flourish in any environment!1 Bigfoot Base Stack
- 1 Bigfoot Links Stack
- 1 Icon Lister Stack
- 9 StylishTemplates
- 9 Editable Templates
- 4 Media Stacks
- And Even More...
If you're a big footer fetishist like me and want to offer yourself or your clients the footer capacity that's been available to most other websites for years, then Bigfoot Legend is exactly what you need. It makes building complicated yet stylish footers fun and easy!
All our templates have a Global Content functionality. This means if you change the text in one, it'll automatically change the text in all the others. Although this doesn't yet work with bullets and images, a future version of Stacks 2 may well include that functionality.
Roll Your Own
Bigfoot Base Stack
With our new Bigfoot Base Stack, styling specific elements in your Bigfoot footers with CSS is now much easier with its unique .bigfoot class. We've also included a snippet for styling headings to start you off.
Bigfoot Lister Stack
Related to our Bigfoot Links Stack, this is our brand new stack for easily creating very simple lists with icons. The main difference is that these lists don't need to be links. Like the Bigfoot Links Stack, this stack is also very useful outside Bigfoot.
Bigfoot Links Stack
Bigfoot, Pluskit and ExtraContent
In the same way that bears need honey, squirrels need nuts and developers need drink to overcome the hardships of day to day survival, so Bigfoot needs ExtraContent (EC) to truly flourish in the wild.
If the theme you're using supports ExtraContent in the footer area, then all you do is drop a Bigfoot template into an EC stack and away you go. If you're new to ExtraContent, you can find out more about it here, and download the free ExtraContent stack here.
In the meantime, intermediary and more advanced Weavers will be pleased to learn that while Bigfoot works best with ExtraContent enabled themes, Pluskit is always a good option when you want to insert stacks pages into non-stacks pages.
In fact, until Global Content works with bullets and other images, we recommend you build one standalone Bigfoot stacks page and then @import that page into all your pages using Pluskit.
Although other possibilities exist for older themes that lack ExtraContent functionality — for instance, stacks like Teleporter and Houdini which can insert stacks into otherwise inaccessible areas like footer fields — we don't offer support for these older themes.
Bigfoot Links Stack
Set the number of links you want
Set the padding between the bullet image and the link
Set the line height of the links
Bullet image or no bullet image — that is the question.
Delete Bullet Image or Browse for Bullet Image
Position the bullet image's left margin
Choose the color of the static link
Four options: Transparent, Color Fill, Local Image, Warehoused Image
Choose the link's background color
Choose the color of the link rollover
Four options: None, Colour Fill, Local Image, Warehoused Image
Choose link's rollover background color
Bigfoot Base Stack
The Bigfoot Base stack is a collapsible wrapper and forms the solid foundation of all truly monstrous Bigfoot footers!
Bigfoot Icon Lister Stack
This bonus stack allows you to build easy stylish lists with icons, and can also be used outside Bigfoot.
Bigfoot Links Stack
The Bigfoot Links stack is the atomic core of Bigfoot, the key to easy lists of stylish links.
Bigfoot Editable Templates 1— 9
Nine more templates similar to the ones above — but with one big difference. These templates are editable. This means they are much more flexible and allow you to edit (almost) every aspect of the template and add whatever you like to the dropzones. These are perfect for intermediary and advanced weavers who want a little more freedom to style their footers.
Bigfoot Stars Media Stack
Bigfoot Checkmarks Media Stack
Bigfoot CSS Snippet
Example CSS snippet to help you target and style Bigfoot elements such as images, text and h1-h6 headings.
Bigfoot Bullets Media Stack
Bigfoot Social Media Stack
PSD & PXM Files
Photoshop and Pixelmator files are included so you can make your own stars, checkmarks and bullets.
Our Most Fervently Asked Questions
The Last Word
Bigfoot Legend is more than just the sum of its parts — it's a concept, a different way of seeing and utilising footers in RapidWeaver projects. While many websites ignore their footers' potential or treat them like something unpleasant stuck to the bottom of their shoes, we at RapidWeaver Central see them as vital elements of a website's structure and design, with a powerful role to play, not least in SEO internal linking terms.
Footers are present on every page, which means they are the ideal place for sign-up forms, business and contact info, social network icons, sitemap navigation links and links to valuable resources, legal and privacy pages.
Combined with a good content strategy big footers have the capability to become a nexus for directing and redirecting the flow of visitors through your site, reinforcing a company's image while increasing visitors' stay and activity on your site.
In purely SEO terms the question is, can you afford not to have a big footer?
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