Above The Fold

What is Above the Fold in web design?

The term, above the fold refers to the first visible, top section of a webpage.

It was originally used for newspapers, refering to the visible section before you fold one open.

The above the fold section of webpages requires special consideration, especially for performance.

You will come across the term often in websites and web design.

In performance optimization, above the fold content is especially important because it needs to be rendered fast, and it’s the most “critical” content on a webpage.