I seldom see Typepad blogs with nice professional-looking footers. Most websites have them and adding on to your Blog helps make it look a lot more professional as well. We recently created a blog with a footer for a client and it occurred to me that I should share the technique.
It's actually almost trivial to add a nice footer to your Typepad blog without resorting to Advanced Templates (I almost never use advanced templates because you give up so much flexibility and control.) To use this method the footer must be constructed entirely as a graphic image.
One prerequisite: Your Typepad blog must be at the 'Pro' level or greater.
Most of Typepad's recent templates are 940pixels wide, so create your footer graphic the same width. Make note of it's height in pixels and then upload it (Control Panel ->Files). Record the resulting URL of the file.
Next go to Weblogs->Design->Custom CSS and paste this into the field:
padding: 0 0 131px 0;
Replace "URL-of-your-footer-image" with the url you recorded above when you uploaded your footer image. Replace the "131" with the height of your footer image in pixels.