Being a web designer, one of the comments I hear very often is: can we move all the content “above the fold”.  Usually, I try to educate my customers to use the term “above the scroll”. ”Above the scroll”, in web design, referrers to locating an item near the top of a web page so it can be viewed in a browser without scrolling.

In August the screen resolution market share was listed at

  • 1024px X 768px | 40%
  • 1280px X 800px | 18%
  • 1280px X 1024px | 13%
  • 1440px X 900px |   7%
  • 800px X 600px |   5%
  • Other | 17%

So this means as a web designer, if you want to keep all content “ above the scroll”  then your maximum height for the website needs to be no grater then 768 pixles or 48em. 

Author Richard Banfield

As CEO, Richard leads Fresh Tilled Soil’s strategic vision. He’s a mentor at TechStars and BluePrintHealth, an advisor and lecturer at the Boston Startup School, and serves on the executive committees of TEDxBoston, the AdClub’s Edge Conference, and Boston Regional Entrepreneurship Week.

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