Sticky Footers in SharePoint 12

I get this question a lot these days: “How can I add a sticky footer to the bottom of SharePoint”. So much so that I decided I need to have a blog post that points to my solution to the problem. First, what it a sticky footer? I consider this to be a footer at the bottom of a page that stays “stuck” to the bottom of the browser window ONLY if the page content does not fill up the full page. If you want a footer that sticks to the bottom without considering the page content, you can easily float one above the content always stuck to the bottom with just absolute CSS positioning. How do I solve it. There are many ways this problem could be solved ranging from intelligent HTML and CSS creation to jQuery based solutions. I am leaning towards a jQuery based solution because often with SharePoint you don’t have ...