If you've come so far let me tell you that I built a minimalistic Chrome extension for new tab override. If you'd like you can play with it and start coding right away by forking the repo.
Once upon a time, when I thought frameworks were cool I wrote a fancy cheat-sheet for Django. I no longer believe that, however I'm keeping the site I created at that time just for the record. check it out:
And I own 2 cats and a dog.