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above the fold

The part of a Web page that is visible without scrolling. The fold is an invisible line simulating where a newspaper is folded. This is a design consideration when laying out a Web page so that all the important information can be seen at once. The majority of monitors today have at least 1,080 lines of resolution, and the page size above the fold is roughly a thousand vertical lines.
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In April 2006, an above-the-fold story on the front page of The New York Times introduced the world to the fossil Tiktaalik.
This shouldn't have been buried on page 14 next to the obits; it should have been front-page, above-the-fold news.
The above-the-fold, front-page article was accompanied by a large color photo of an array of Religious Right leaders at the signing ceremony.
On above-the-fold issues," states Santa, referring to newspaper stories which are so important they appear above-the-fold of the paper, "we do face a challenge on who speaks for our industry.
An above-the-fold headline read "Benefits of boon allude our schools," in a story on local schools missing out on revenue from the expanding property tax base.
The above-the-fold photo shows "designer graffiti" over the entrance to New York Fashion Week tents.
It's a story but not a page-one, above-the-fold, day-in-and-day-out story.
What makes this one stand out, enough to garner an above-the-fold, full-color photo accompanied by a lengthy article?
On Saturday, March 10, the Sun-Sentinel published its apology in a follow-up story in the same above-the-fold, page-one position.
Although most reviews were tepid, the exception was a rather startling above-the-fold notice from the New York Times' Ben Brantley, whose review read like a rave although he didn't go so far as to say the show was actually good (and what was with the contradictory headline?