This issue was affecting my blog here on WordPress.com. I now have infinite scrolling turned off for the front page (Reading Settings – To infinity and beyond – UNcheck “Scroll Infinitely”). Thanks to the WordPress dev team for including this option :-). Now the front page is limited to 10 articles.
It is my opinion that the flashy new infinite-scrolling feature on many new computer user interfaces adds confusion and frustration to the user.
I get a sense of control and finality knowing that each web page or interface view has a finite end to it. It is strange to me when a page or view never ends on many new apps and web-sites. Additional content just magically appears that was not visible a second ago.
I’m not the only person who feels this way. Check out the poll results over at: http://www.wptavern.com/good-or-bad-infinite-scrolling
This is a trendy new design element and I’m curious to see what usability experts will have to say about it now that we have to use it in more and more places.