Above the fold is a myth(abovethefold.fyi)

6 years ago from ChrisArchitec t, webdev, ops & solver of things

  • Ben Patterson, 6 years ago

    I guess it's a myth if you think first impressions are also a myth.

    "Above the fold" is a term referring to newspapers, but maybe it's more relatable to think about book covers here.

    People can open books and flip through pages without instructions. We all know how to use them. But book covers are still designed with the goal of getting you interested enough to open the book. They are not "a myth."

    So, expect your users will know to scroll, and that they probably will scroll. But, the "cover" of your website is going to have a huge influence on how they think about and use your website, and it should be carefully considered.

    5 points