function + aesthetic

making the MOST of your website's prime real estate:
The Sidebar & Footer

A free1-hour workshop focused on the most confusing parts of your website.

Your Sidebars and Footers.

+35-page workbook

Optimize your sidebar and footer for maximum conversions and more engagement.

Have you ever felt totally confused about what should go in the sidebar and footer of your blog or website? Do you see other websites doing cool stuff, but you just aren't sure how to do it? 

Let's really break it down.

Section One:
Purpose and Benefits

We talk about why you need sidebars/footers and how they help you. Here's a quick spoiler . . . if you have them on your site, they are really important. 

Section Two:
Common Traits of Great Sidebars

There are 5 things that great sidebars and footers have in common. We explore those and you get an opportunity to research and find ones that impress you.

Section Three:
Sidebar Items and Sizes

Ever get stuck on what in the world you want to put in your sidebar or footer? Well, here are 17 different possibilities and we will discuss which ones are right for you.

Section Four:
Sidebar Placement

You have a choice. Where do you want your sidebar? Do you even want a sidebar. We look at best practices for your sidebar depending on its location and what will work for you.

Section Five:
Ads - How to Do Them Well

There is nothing wrong with ads, but if they aren't done well, they can really bring down the quality of your site. Since ads are typically in your sidebars and footers, we will address what to do and what not to do among other ad-related things.

Section Six:
Common HTML Code For Your Sidebars and Footers

There are times when you need the text or image in your sidebar to look a certain way, but you just can't make it happen. Knowing a little code can definitely help and it doesn't have to be hard or intimidating!

Section Seven:
Squarespace and WordPress

In the final section we will get into some information specific to these two platforms including Squarespace themes that naturally have sidebars, plugin functionality and an awesome list of suggested plugins.

And you do remember that this is free right?

Just sign up by clicking the button below to get unlimited access to this workshop and receive an occasional update from me.

Meet Your Host

Hi! My name is Brittany Mays of BMays Design.

On a daily basis, you will find me designing brands and courses for amazing people which I love to do and balancing my business(es) with my family (they seem to like me, so I try to stay around.)

I have been doing graphic design for almost 8 years and have been teaching people for even longer. You can always find me at If you have questions, let me know!

Email me: |Tweet me: @bmaysdesign

Sign up for this FREE workshop and receive instant access to ACTIONABLE information, a 35-page workbook, and real ways to elevate the function and look of your sidebar.