The fold in web design is the position on a web page where the majority of browsers viewing the page will begin to scroll. Elements that are positioned “below the fold” are not seen when the page first loads. And some people believe that it's important to design web pages that don't scroll, or that keep only less important information below the fold.
The location of the fold differs depending upon the screen size and how big the browser window is. To determine where the fold is for your web page, you need to determine what resolution and browser window size your customers are browsing at. Here are some general locations of the fold for different browser sizes:
- 640 x 480 fold is around 310 pixels down
- 800 x 600 fold is around 430 pixels down
- 1024 x 768 fold is around 600 pixels down
- 1200 x 1024 fold is around 850 pixels down
- 1600 x 1200 fold is around 1030 pixels down