Am I creating a problem by putting the footer within the body element -- outside the "container" div (which is nested directly within the body element) to achieve the look I want? Am I missing any important considerations?
The page is http://comprehensiveforestry.com/exa..._cssimbed.html
Thanks for any insight.
No..your not creating any issues. Nothing bad could happen from this move alone.
Like Ryan said, no problems whatsoever. Paul O'B and I (among others) use this from time to time to create what are called "sticky footers" (Paul especially - he originally came up with the technique which so many others on the Web have imitated).