I'm doing research on the new "fold" for my company website. The
latest article from Jakob Nielsen looks at Scrolling and Scrollbars
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about how poorly designed scrollbars can frustrate uses, create
accessibility challenges, and cause people to miss information.
One of the statements he makes is: "Display all important information
above the fold. Users often decide whether to stay or leave based on
what they can see without scrolling."
With more people used to the idea that the information on their screen
will scroll, is it as important to have everything "above the fold?".
Also, as of last year, we had some findings that monitor sizes greater
than 1024x768 account for 63% of internet users hence the use of the
800x600 monitor screen is declining.
Does anyone have any thoughts or feedback on what the "new" fold is?