I'm just moving in to the next phase of a large project and trying to work out the best way to tackle it, or indeed if any add-ons exist that might help.
This part of the project is basically a document repository. A collection of various types of files that will be arranged, and displayed, in what are essentially folders and sub-folders. The user will be able to drill down through the folders to locate the files they want (or use a search facility).
The functionality is being driven largely by the client's existing set up and I'm wondering is there might be a better way. I'm normally against rigid organisation of assets like this and prefer a tagging solution though in this case perhaps that would be a step too far.
My first thought is to simply use categories (either on entries or using the files module) - it could be that simple - but I'm wondering if there are any add-ons that might assist in building this or indeed, if anyone else has built something like this and come across any "gotchas" that I haven't yet thought of.
EDIT: Reading that back I realised I had used the word "assets". Maybe that's a subconscious hint to myself! I haven't used the add-on Assets in this way before - is this something that Assets would be suited to?