I've been wrestling with a problem and I'm hoping to get some feedback .. I'm trying to use Streamline to publish a site with news, blog posts (actually a minor feature) and the main feature being reviews of products that I can the readers can comment on. I plan on trying to integrate the GD Star rating plugin to allow users to rate the products and get some interaction on the site. Along the way, I've been trying to decide how to layout my reviews, as pages or posts, each of which seems to have pros and cons.
My initial setup is online at www.diabeticreviews.com
if you want to see what I'm trying to do.
I can categorize reviews easily as posts, but by concern is that in the nav bar, all categories are under one "Category" menu, and they only drill down to the category and not the post. Is there a way to make category menus on a nav bar actually show down to the individual post level? Otherwise, there is no easy way for a user to use the drop menus to actually browse complete lists of reviews in different categories.
On the other hand, if I put reviews under pages (open the "Reviews" menu), it lets a user drill down to the specific reviews, as each has a page dedicated to it. I can also choose different page templates easily with this method, which might be handy as I may need to style the comments on "review" pages\posts differently than on a regular post. But pages don't show up under the featured section.
I think ultimately I'd like to offer the ability to browse all individual reviews, and have another way for users to see lists of the top items sorted by user ratings..
I'm curious if anyone has thoughts on this..