This is a pretty specific question, but I really am not sure if it's the right way I'm thinking.
It's about a music blog with lot's of different kind of articles that needs a better way of navigation.
The articles are written in a magazine style, and by (semi) professional editors.
My first idea was to use tag-based navigation. Users can choose from popular tags (like latest news, Technology, Electro,...) or search for the needed tags (ie David Guetta,..). And the chosen tag or tags provide the user from the wanted content.
But maybe that will be to complicated? Because it's a way of navigating that is not common, and maybe "not done"?
But then I was thinking to use a combination of categories and tags.
Let's take this as an example. The categories above are actually also tags. But strict tags. They will never change and every post in the blog belongs to 1 of those categories.
Aside from the categories (or main tags?) you can choose between the most popular tags of the last month. If the wanted tag is not in that list, you can easily search, and we give the recommended tags.
Each time a categorie or tag is clicked, the content refreshes (No full page refreshing ;-) ).
It will be possible to choose either 1 categorie OR a tag. Or 1 categorie and a tag. Or 1 categorie and multiple tags. (multiple = max 2-3?)
I just wanted to know if this is a right thing to make? Or is this totally not done?
(this might be applicable to this article about new ways of navigating? http://goo.gl/pHGRb)