I figured I should have done this a long time ago when I first started designing blogs and explain what the parts of the blog are. Today I am only going to go over the main parts of a blog (blogger): the body, header, outer-wrapper, main wrapper and the sidebar wrapper.
Here is a picture of the layout with colors so I can explain it. You can click on the image below to get a larger image.
Let me explain the colors:
BODY – the body is where you will put your background image.
OUTER-WRAPPER -contains the main-wrapper and the sidebar wrapper(s). You can change the WIDTH of your blog by changing the WIDTH of your outer-wrapper.
MAIN-WRAPPER – your posting area.
SIDEBAR-WRAPPER – your sidebars. You can have more than one sidebar but they are all considered the sidebar-wrapper.
I hope this explained what the main parts of the blog are. Each section can be customized with colors/borders and images.
Stay tuned for Parts of a blog part 2.