I think I am missing something really silly here. I am trying to learn theming in drupal. So I downloaded a "starter" theme called Genesis and installed it. This theme has a barebones header and footer. And in the middle the content area is split into left sidebar, main content and right sidebar.
I created a panel page with 'flexible' layout. It has only one region defined and inside it I placed a custom view I had created earlier. Now when I hit this panel page url, it shows up correctly, but inside the main content area of theme. I mean the header, footer, left and right sidebars are still visible.
My question is: By default do panel pages render inside main content area? How can I customize a panel page such that I can do away with the header, footer or sidebars if I want to?
Appreciate any help!!