Tutorials or code snippets, general rules of thumb with solutions to common quests.
No matter how small or big a site is, weather it's a blog or a corporate site, it will always have documents and menus. This tutorial will make use of Rails style partials to create a menu across the entire site.
There are countless minimalist blogging engines out there. Here is one created with Soxer. A step by step tutorial on creating the engine, as well as a fully working package. Just redesign the CSS to your needs and start blogging.