In an effort to better my geek skills, I am learning more of the Python programming language. Not only is it for SCIENCE!, but also for more science and used in the creation of websites, much like mine ( created with Python and Pelican. I have another site --a portfolio -- that is made with Ruby and Jekyll. I used Jekyll because the tool fit the job and there are a number of nice themes available for various types of sites (blogs, portfolios, etc).
To keep me focused on the learning of MOAR Python, I decided to re-do that site with Pelican as well, so I wouldn't find myself bouncing around trying to learn differen-- OH SHINY! The problem I was running in to was that none of the well known Pelican themes did portfolios very well, if at all; simple galleries is about it and I needed more. A few minutes of google searchings and I found a version of a Jekyll theme (in itself a conversion someone ported to Pelican.
An evening of CSS wrangling and template tom-foolery and I have what for me is pretty damn close.
This (for Pelican):