I just wanted to have a horizontal bar with words at the bottom of the home page of the site collection.. How will I be able to do this? I didn't want to do it on the masterpages.
If you don't wanna use SPD, you can do it with some jQuery in a text file and connect it to a content editor webpart on the page.
I would then recommend to style the div "Footer" by using CSS instead as i did directly in the HTML.
Edit the page in SharePoint Designer, and you can add any style you want inline, since it should affect only one page.