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When designing a global footer and header, it’s important to take the overall design style of the website into account. If you’re building a minimal website, with a lot of white space, for instance, your best bet is going with a minimal header and footer as well. In today’s tutorial, we’ll share a free minimal header & footer combo design that you’re free to use on any website you build and without any restrictions! We’ll also guide you, step by step, through the recreation process.

Let’s get to it.

Preview

Before we dive into the tutorial, let’s take a quick look at the outcome across different screen sizes.

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1. Create Global Header

Go to Divi Theme Builder

Start by going to the Divi Theme Builder and click on ‘Add Global Header’.

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Start Building Global Header

Then, start building the global header.

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Modify Section #1

Spacing

Once inside the template editor, you’ll notice a section. Open the section settings and remove all default top and bottom padding.

  • Top Padding: 0px
  • Bottom Padding: 0px

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Add New Row

Column Structure

Continue by adding a new row using the following column structure:

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Sizing

Without adding any modules yet, open the row settings and modify the sizing settings as follows:

  • Use Custom Gutter Width: Yes
  • Gutter Width: 1
  • Equalize Column Heights: Yes
  • Width: 80% (Desktop), 90% (Tablet & Phone)

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Spacing

Remove all default top and bottom padding.

  • Top Padding: 0px
  • Bottom Padding: 0px

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Border

Use a bottom border too.

  • Bottom Border Width: 1px
  • Bottom Border Color: #333333

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Main Element

Then, go to the advanced tab and add a single line of CSS code to the row’s main element. This will help us keep the columns next to each other across smaller screen sizes.

display: flex;

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All Column Spacing

Next, we’ll add some custom padding to all columns in our row.

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  • Top Padding: 1%
  • Bottom Padding: 1%

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Column 1 & 2 Border

We’ll add a right border to the first and second column too.

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  • Right Border Width: 1px
  • Right Border Color: #333333

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Add Social Media Follow Module to Column 1

Add Social Networks

Time to add modules, starting with a Social Media Follow Module in column 1. Add the social networks of your choice.

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Remove Each Social Network’s Individual Background Color

Continue by removing each social network’s background color on an individual level.

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Alignment

Then, go back to the general module settings and change the module alignment in the design tab.

  • Module Alignment: Center

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Icon Settings

Change the icon settings next.

  • Icon Color: #000000
  • Use Custom Icon Size: Yes
  • Icon Font Size: 16px (Desktop), 14px (Tablet & Phone)

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Spacing

And complete the module settings by adding some top margin.

  • Top Margin: 2%

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Add Text Module to Column 2

Add Content

In the second column, we’ll add a Text Module with some content of our choice.

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Text Settings

Move on to the design tab and change the module’s text settings as follows:

  • Text Font: Roboto Mono
  • Text Color: #000000
  • Text Size: 17px (Desktop), 15px (Tablet), 13px (Phone)
  • Text Alignment: Center

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Spacing

We’ll add some top margin too.

  • Top Margin: 3%

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Add Button Module to Column 3

Add Copy

On to the last column. Add a Button Module with some copy of your choice.

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Button Alignment

Move on to the module’s design tab and change the alignment accordingly:

  • Button Alignment: Center

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Button Settings

Then, go to the button settings and style the buttons as follows:

  • Use Custom Styles For Button: Yes
  • Button Text Size: 20px (Desktop), 16px (Tablet), 13px (Phone)
  • Button Text Color: #670fff
  • Button Border Width: 0px

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  • Button Font: Roboto Mono
  • Button Font Weight: Bold
  • Button Icon Placement: Left
  • Only Show Icon On Hover for Button: No

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Add Section #2

Spacing

Add another regular section right below the previous one. Open the section settings and remove the default top padding.

  • Top Padding: 0px

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Add New Row

Column Structure

Continue by adding a new row to the section using the following column structure:

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Sizing

Without adding any modules, open the row settings and modify the sizing settings accordingly:

  • Width: 90%
  • Max Width: 100%

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Border

Add a bottom border next.

  • Bottom Border Width: 1px
  • Bottom Border Color: #333333

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Add Menu Module to Column

Select Menu

Then, add a Menu Module to the row’s column and select a menu of your choice.

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Upload Logo

Upload a logo next.

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Menu Text Settings

Then, move on to the design tab and change the menu text settings accordingly:

  • Menu Font: Roboto
  • Menu Text Color: #000000
  • Menu Text Size: 18px
  • Text Alignment: Right

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Dropdown Menu Text Settings

Change the dropdown menu line color too.

  • Dropdown Menu Line Color: #670fff

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Icons Settings

Along with the hamburger menu icon color in the icons settings.

  • Hamburger Menu Icon Color: #670fff

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Sizing

Complete the module settings by changing the logo max width in the sizing settings.

  • Logo Max Width: 35%

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Save Section #1 to Divi Library

Once you’ve completed the global header and all its elements, you can save the first section to your Divi Library. We’ll reuse this section later on in our global footer.

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Save Global Header & Theme Builder Changes

Then, save the global header template along with the Divi Theme Builder changes.

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2. Create Global Footer

Start Building Global Footer

On to the global footer! Start building the footer from scratch.

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Add New Row to Section #1

Column Structure

Continue by adding a new row using the following column structure:

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Sizing

Open the row settings and change the sizing settings as follows:

  • Equalize Column Heights: Yes
  • Width: 95%
  • Max Width: 100%

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Border

And complete the row settings by adding a top border.

  • Top Border Width: 1px
  • Top Border Color: #333333

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Add Image Module to Column 1

Upload Logo

Time to add modules, starting with an Image Module in column 1. Upload a logo.

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Sizing

Move on to the module’s design tab and change the sizing settings accordingly:

  • Width: 52%
  • Module Alignment: Center

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Add Email Optin Module to Column 1

Remove Content

The next module we need in column 1 is an Email Optin Module. Remove all copy.

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Link Email Account

Add an email account of your choice next.

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Remove Background Color

Then, remove the default background color.

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Layout

Move on to the design tab and make sure the following layout applies:

  • Layout: Body On Left, Form On Right

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Fields Settings

Change the fields settings too.

  • Top Padding: 10px
  • Bottom Padding: 10px
  • Fields Font: Roboto Mono

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  • Fields Rounded Corners: 0px (All Corners)
  • Fields Border Width: 1px
  • Fields Border Color: #333333

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Button Settings

And complete the module settings by styling the button as follows:

  • Use Custom Styles For Button: Yes
  • Button Text Size: 18px
  • Button Background Color: #000000
  • Button Font: Roboto Mono

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Add Text Module #1 to Column 2

Add Content

On to the second column. Add a first Text Module with some content of your choice.

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Text Settings

Move on to the design tab and change the text settings as follows:

  • Text Font: Roboto Mono
  • Text Font Weight: Bold
  • Text Color: #000000
  • Text Size: 21px
  • Text Alignment: Center

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Spacing

Add some bottom margin too.

  • Bottom Margin: 10%

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Add Divider Module to Column 2

Visibility

Right below the Text Module, we’ll add a Divider Module. Make sure the ‘Show Divider’ option is enabled.

  • Show Divider: Yes

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Line Settings

Change the module’s line settings next.

  • Line Color: #000000
  • Line Style: Solid
  • Line Position: Top

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Add Text Module #2 to Column 2

Add Content

Add another Text Module to the second column with a footer item of your choice.

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Add Link

Add a link next.

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Text Settings

Then, move on to the design tab and change the text settings accordingly:

  • Text Font: Roboto Mono
  • Text Color: #000000
  • Text Size: 16px
  • Text Alignment: Center

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Spacing

Add some bottom margin too.

  • Bottom Margin: 2%

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Clone Text Module #2 as Many Times as Needed

Once you’ve completed the second Text Module in column 2, you can clone it up to as many times as you want, depending on how many footer items you want to display.

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Modify Content & Links

Modify the content and links of each duplicate Text Module.

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Clone Column 2 Twice

Once you’ve completed the second column and all its footer items, you can clone the entire column twice.

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Modify Content & Links

Modify the content and links in the duplicate columns.

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Import Section #2

Once you’ve completed the first section, it’s time to import the section that we’ve used in the global header.

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Change Row Border

Open the settings of the row in the second section, remove the bottom border and add a top border instead.

  • Top Border Width: 1px
  • Top Border Color: #333333
  • Bottom Border Width: 0px

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Change Content in Text Module

Change the copy in the Text Module in column 2 too.

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Save Global Footer

Once you’ve completed the global footer, make sure you save all changes.

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3. Save Theme Builder Changes & Preview Result

Then, exit the template editor, save all Divi Theme Builder changes and preview the result on your website!

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Preview

Now that we’ve gone through all the steps, let’s take a final look at the outcome across different screen sizes.

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Final Thoughts

In this post, we’ve shared a beautiful minimal header and footer combo which you are free to use on any website you build and without any restrictions! This header and footer combo is a great add-on for the minimal websites you create. There are multiple elements included without making the overall design look overwhelming. We’ve recreated the design from scratch as well. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below.

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