1) there is absolutely no reason to use tables for layout anymore. It takes a little effort, but the CSS learning curve isn’t all that large.
2) I see you’re trying to position all your elements absolutely – the main pitful for many beginners. Absolute positioning can be powerful and definitely has its place – but major layout context is not it.
3) you can teach an old dog new tricks – I’m 45 and coded with tables years ago, but I’m a 100% convert now.
Show us an example of what you’d like to do and I or some other helpful folk here will show you how to go about it.