okay, thanks for the help but I've gotten nowhere. I guess I'm going to have to explain myself more clearly.
what I have is a layout that I've made myself which is made with IFrames. now this would be index.php. there are two pages here: the index.php page that has the actual layout on, and then the blog page which would be in the iframe but have to follow the style of the rest of the layout. so that would probably have to be a theme in itself, but the problem is, that would want to be index.php too. now how would I get that to be the page inside the iframe?
yes, I know how to use iframes. I know I would put the blogurl in the SRC bit of the iframe code, but if the blog AND the layout page are both called index.php, that wouldn't work. therefore, using the code
<IFRAME SRC="theurlofyourblog" TITLE="My Blog">
wouldn't work, because it would look like this:
<IFRAME SRC="index.php" TITLE="My Blog">
...and you'd probably end up with a LOT of iframes.
so if I need to use "the Loop" for this, can somebody please explain what I have to do? because I have no idea what it wants me to do and when I have tried, it hasn't worked. all I want is my blog (posts - I wouldn't have any other things) in the style of the rest of the layout inside my layout on index.php.