In my post blogging with github pages I focussed on the initial steps of creating a new blog using GitHub Pages but there is more to a blog than simply a series of HTML pages. One of the things that I was looking for was to be able to display some of my more recent tweets to the outside world.
I decided that I would maintain the tweets in a side-bar and then I added in the references to the twitter api into my default layout:
This uses the browser to render a list of tweets limited by the number specified in the scripts (currently 5) which means that you don't have to generate that list server-side.
It's as easy as that, in no time at all you have a twitter feed on your blog.