The template for the layout for this blog

<!doctype html>
%html
  %head
    %link{:href => "/stylesheets/compiled/blog.css", :rel => "stylesheet", :type => "text/css"}
      %link{:href => "/index.xml", :rel => "alternate", :title => "#{title} - feed", :type => "application/atom+xml"}
      %meta{:content => "text/html; charset=UTF-8", "http-equiv" => "Content-Type"}/
      %meta(name="google-site-verification" content="E7Npt5MsLN18NcKvW7NaTLgVbeJKN7DhTscOnssFU9E")
      %link{:href => "/js/highlight/styles/zenburn.css", :rel => "stylesheet", :type => "text/css"}
      %link{:href => "http://www.google.com/profiles/bradphelan", :rel => "me", :type => "text/html"}
      %script{:src => "/js/highlight/highlight.pack.js", :type => "text/javascript"}
      :javascript
        hljs.initHighlightingOnLoad();
      %title= title
  %body
    .two-col
      #header
        #logo
          %h1 
            %a{:href => "/"}
              %img#wave{:src => "/img/wave.jpg"}/
              %span Brad Gone Surfing
      #content
        %div
          %section
            :preserve
              #{yield}
      #sidebar
        #links
          %h5 Contact Me 
          :markdown
            * [email](http://www.google.com/recaptcha/mailhide/d?k=01iuumTes5m7GytcPhCI5CCg==&c=VAWZLvR6KyAQVZOfQmhbpbXJgmz5uolVTdy5DahvMts=)
            * [github](http://github.org/bradphelan)
            * [linkedin](http://at.linkedin.com/in/bradphelan)
            * [xing](https://www.xing.com/profile/Brad_Phelan")
            * [twitter](http://twitter.com/bradgonesurfing)

          %h5 Links
          :markdown
            * [wmii](http://wmii.suckless.org) 

          %h5 
      #footer
        :markdown
          powered by
          [toto](http://cloudhead.io/toto)

Note the mixing and matching of pure haml for structural layout and markdown for content areas. The markdown generated lists are easily styled with a lump of Compass / SASS to have no bullets and have no indent.

@import "compass/utilities/lists/bullets"

#links > ul
  +no-bullets
  padding: 0px
  a
    text-decoration: none