I am new to web development but always had an interest of doing things to enhance UX. For a new project, instead of having a horizontal header with a navigation menu i thought of having a vertical menu about 210px wide in width and height of 600px.
The homepage looks great but for other important pages such as the product, services, about us pages, the sidebar takes away horizontal space therefore requiring me to take away width from the 960px wide container to display content in.
Being new to this, I am not sure if it's a good idea. Any advice on how to go about this? Any websites that come to mind that have a similar design that I am looking to accomplish?