Theme update

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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.

<div class="comments">
	<div id="disqus_thread"></div>
	    <script type="text/javascript">
	        var disqus_shortname = 'example'; // replace example with your forum shortname

	        (function() {
	            var dsq = document.createElement('script'); dsq.type = 'text/javascript'; dsq.async = true;
	            dsq.src = '//' + disqus_shortname + '';
	            (document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0] || document.getElementsByTagName('body')[0]).appendChild(dsq);
	    <noscript>Please enable JavaScript to view the <a href="">comments powered by Disqus.</a></noscript>

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.