Syntax Highlighter

Posting nicely formatted code snippets on blogger blogs, using <pre> and the SyntaxHighlighter javascript library

In the past I've done my blogging on Drupal and enjoyed the contributed modules for generating syntax highlighting on code snippets.  Now that I'm moving to Blogger one issue was how to best present code snippets on the blog.  After some searching I've found a suitable method using a browser-side JavaScript library (Syntax Highlighter), and customizing the blogger theme with a small bit of code.

Let's first start with the problem statement.