Well I’ve managed to spend a few weekends now getting to a point where I’m happy with the blogs look and how I am able work on content within it. Enabling per-post comments by integrating Disqus with the site wasn’t much of a chore at all. Mostly because Disqus make this ridiculously easy; copy and paste a html snippet and set a few parameters. So that was a quick win, see below.
I’ve also managed to apply and tweak a decent CSS theme to make the site as a whole more readable. The theme I’m using is heavily based on Midnight by Matt Graham and gave be basically exactly what I wanted with a few minor tweaks. This took a little more time than expected! But if you’re trying to adopt only certain parts of code from one environment and wanting them to work properly inside a different one … then I should have expected some iteration.
Remaining work? As far as the site goes I’d still like to add a tagging system, but that could quite easily be implemented retroactively once it’s needed. For now I’d like to get my head back into some Python and Maya tools work.