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Magento 1.3: PHP Developer's Guide by Jamie Huskisson

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Structural blocks and content blocks

Each theme contains structural and content blocks. Structural blocks are the ones that lay out the theme into sections. Let's take a look at a three-column layout. The following are the structural blocks in a three-column layout:

  • header
  • left
  • content
  • right
  • footer

Here's a visual representation of those structural blocks laid over the Magento demo store:

Structural blocks and content blocks

In each of the structural blocks, we then have content blocks that give each structural block its content for output to the browser. Let's take the right column; our content blocks set for this column on a standard theme could be:

  • mini cart
  • recently viewed products

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