above the fold


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

above the fold

The part of a Web page that is first visible when downloaded without scrolling. This is a design consideration when laying out a Web page so that the impact of the page can be viewed all at once. The majority of monitors today have at least 1,080 lines of resolution, and the page size above the fold is typically close to that number minus some room for the title bar.
References in periodicals archive ?
Then, using horizontal brushstrokes, the sky color is painted above the fold line, going right over the trees, animals, birds and so on.
TIP: Most people have their computer monitors set to 800 x 600 pixels so when you are checking to see if your contact information is above the fold, make sure your monitor is on that setting as well.
If this morning's effort is an indication, that story won't be above the fold on the front page; in fact, it may end up struggling for space in the food section.
Yes, when that story appears in The New York Times--and for maximum exposure--front-page, right column, above the fold.
it must appear on Page 5 in its entirety above the fold In an article that we published on March 13 we reported that health chiefs were to investigate allegations that a paediatric surgeon at the University Hospital of Wales, Simon Huddart, had cancelled an operation on a sick toddler, claiming that he was not being paid enough by the NHS.
Sam McQueen, the new circulation director of the Meridian Star in eastern Mississippi, plans to hold on to his seven percent increase in circulation by reducing carriers' route sizes to allow for more delivery time in the afternoon, and "working really close with editorial" to monitor the relationship between single-copy sales and the news that appears above the fold.
By taking advantage of this very important real estate, which is located above the fold, small businesses can showcase content, offers, or more in-depth information about a company.