Currently, I’ve got a handful of categories in place on the site, although they won’t be enough to handle all of the content that I am hoping will be added to the site in the months to come. At present, there is a single Downloads category subdivided into four separate sections: 2D Assets, 3D Assets, Textures, and Music. At present, no category exists for code snippets or scripting, nor are there any categories in place for assets for specific games (e.g. Skrit for Dungeon Siege, hak paks for Neverwinter Nights, etc.).
So…I need some help figuring out a good categorization scheme. I’m thinking I might need to break the Downloads category up into different categories, creating multiple dropdown menus across the top of the site.
To take an example, let’s suppose that I made 3D Assets a top-level category…possible sub-categories could be Blender Models, Cinema 4D Models, Lightwave Objects and Scenes, and 3D Studio Models (among others). In like manner, a Music top-level category could subdivide along file format lines (MP3, WAV, OGG) or along music usage lines (Combat, Wilderness, Towns, Stones Remixes, and suchlike).
Feel free to chip in ideas in the comments, as I am sure that those of you who are interested in submitting content probably have a better idea than I do as to how it might work best to categorize the materials you want to offer to the community.