The days of trying to keep everything above the fold are over, some design experts say.
Many experts are saying that users are now accustomed to scrolling down the page. More and more often we are seeing important information posted below the fold on the main pages of sites.
This notion is controversial, however. See:
It’s certainly something to ponder. For myself, I still try to keep major info above the fold, but I’m more likely to make the home page longer.