snippetsEmu is perhaps the coolest vim plugin I’ve ever used. In the words on its vim page, snippetsEmu is “[a]n attempt to emulate TextMate’s snippet expansion”. I first stumbled across snippetsEmu by reading the “using vim with Django” page. In addition to using all of the snippets on the “using vim with Django” page, I’ve created a number of my own, such as generic class, method, and function declaration snippets, and some Django-specific model and template snippets. It’s already an incredible plugin, is getting better all the time, and appears to have some plans for the future. I highly recommend looking into this if you’re a vim user.