I am considering to use infinite scrolling on a website. I'm a bit confused because this website has some side menus.
Explanation picture :
Only the main content panel (2) uses infinite scrolling. The two topbars never move, even if user scroll up or down. Sides menus should be scrollable (because they can be more longer than the screen size)
Is infinite scrolling to browse main content panel is accurate ?
It certainly works for some websites (Google Images, Pinterest...), but these ones have only 1 or 2 level of navigation using horizontal menus and have no side menus at all. If someone has some example of website using infinite scrolling with sides menus, I take its !
In my case, I'm afraid to get a bad design by implementing this solution. If a users scroll when s/he focuses a side menu (1), should the entire page scrolls down, or only this menu.. Or all the menus but not the main content ?
What do you think about this ? Is infinite scrolling with side menus a bad design idea ?