Continuing the series of guest articles I wrote for Smashing Magazine, this article includes a summary of the Magento Layout for new developers.
Below is the quick summary and a link to the full article.
In this tutorial, we introduce the Magento layout by creating a simple module that will add some custom HTML content to the bottom of every customer-facing page, in a non-intrusive manner. In other words, we will do so without actually modifying any Magento templates or core files.
Read the full article at Smashing Magazine.