Building Larger Applications with Layouts When you’re building larger applications, it makes sense to create layouts. We did that somewhat in the last couple of articles with the @include directive but we’ll actually create a layout this time. Even when we covered the @include directive, the reason why we used it was because the layout of the pages did not change. We had the same header and the same footer. Creating Blade Layouts using Template Inheritance was widely used before components were brought in. We’ll get to components in the next article, but I wanted to show you what it used to look