I have started to tidy up the template a bit and have added an Ajax search to the pages instead of the standard search.
Just type your query in the search field and hit the search button.
The results get dynamically added into a section of the page that smoothly appears under the search field. You can then either select one of the results or hit the close button to smoothly close the results pane.
I intend to also implement ajax for expanding individual posts on the front page.
This will allow you to see the whole post and also enter a comment, without having to go deeper into the site.