Designing websites for state agencies prevents you from getting to crazy in Photoshop. Sure you can try and do something “outside the box” here and there, but the design elements can only be pushed so far.
That doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate others’ free reign. The article 40 Beautiful and Creative Website Footers is a great example of this. While the vast majority of the websites featured are blogs, they are still amazing never-the-less.