Hey guys, like I said before, im new to html and css and im having some trouble with the layout of my website.

I basically have 2 problems/question.

1- I am trying to align the content of my page... but i am having a hard time. I've attached a picture of how my content should look like and how it looks like for the moment.

2- why is it that, for example, I place my logo where i wanted... and then if i add some other items to the table, my logo moves! why!?

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
    <link href="main.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
    <title>Welcome to Ron iPhone Store</title>

	<!--Website Logo-->
    <tr><td id="Logo">
    	<img src="images/logo.jpg" width="359" height="59"/>
    <!--Menu buttons-->
    <tr><td id="menuButtons">
    	<a href="template.html"
            ><img src="images/homeButton.png" width="110" height="25" alt="Home Button"
            /></a>&nbsp;<a href="iphone.html"
            ><img src="images/iphoneButton.png" width="110" height="25" alt="iPhone Button"
            /></a>&nbsp;<a href="blackberry.html"
            ><img src="images/blackberryButton.png" width="137" height="25" alt="BlackBerry Button"
            /></a>&nbsp;<a href="jailbreak.html"
            ><img src="images/jailbreakButton.png" width="210" height="25" alt="Jailbreak Button"
            /></a>&nbsp;<a href="accessories.html"
            ><img src="images/accessoriesbutton.png" width="154" height="25" alt="Accessories Button"
	<!--Page content-->
            		<!--left content-->
            	<td id= "greetingContent">   
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                    <!--right content-->
                <td id = "homeImage">
                    <img src="images/homeImage.jpg" width="371" height="375" />


@charset "utf-8";
/* CSS Document */

/*Background Image*/
	background-repeat: repeat-y;

/*Centering table*/
	margin: 0 auto;

/*All row max width = 1016px*/

/*aligning the logo*/
td#Logo img {
	margin: 0 0px 0 20px;

/*aligning the menu buttons*/
td#menuButtons img{
	margin: 30px 0px 30px 45px;	

/*aligning the leftContent*/
	padding: 0 0 0 0px;

/*aligning the right content*/
td#homeImage {

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do not use tables,
go do www.w3schools.com and do some tutorials on the right way to layout your page

css positioned block elements,
css styled appearance
<div> <p>
smaller faster more consistent display over multiple pages
easy debug, maintaining a site with table layout pages is tedious
tables are just bad practice, if you are learning, stay current

would even go so far as to suggest installing netbeans, or another IDE that includes current best practice
If you prefer to work on your own a code highlighting editor like notepad++ or notepad2

good editors use code highlighting to indicate mismatched elements far better than any indenting can

Thank you, I'll start learning it right away.

in css instead of bothering with tables, and having each table cell alter in size by screen resolution, text size, window size, user preference,
you can tell the browser to make eg, a logo, 25% wide 25% high translucent and sit behind the text
have a footer sit at the bottom of the page, regardless of page height (see below) popup displays when you mouseover(image at left of post) or click an object(the arrows above right of post), far better than the alt text usually associated, with images
and other elements resizing to suit the full range of display screens and window sizes from telephones 200*200, to the 8 foot wall projection I get to play with after hours,

from the first tutorial lesson its always an "AHA moment" you can always find another way to use what is essentially a very simple set of rules

I'll give you an idea of a simple fix

<div style="z-index: 1; position: relative; width: 800px; height: 600px; background-color: #000000;">
<div style="z-index: 2; position: absolute; width: 780px; height: 90px; left: 10px; top: 10px; text-align: left; background-color: #d3d3d3;">
Ron's Iphones
<div style="z-index: 2; position: absolute; width: 780px; height: 90px; left: 10px; top: 110px; background-color: #ff0000;">
<table align="center" width="780px" height="90px" cellspacing="0" border="0" cellpadding="0">
<tr><td align="center">Button 1</td><td align="center">Button 2</td><td align="center">Button 3</td><td align="center">Button 4</td><td align="center">Button 5</td></tr>
<div style="index: 2; width: 370px; height: 385px; left: 10px; top: 210px; background-color: #0000ff;">
Insert random text here.................
<div style="index: 2; width: 370px; height: 385px; left: 390px; top: 210px; background-color: #00ff00;">
Insert random image here.....................

That will give you a basic layout without any fancy features. All that code does is setup a simple layout with 4 different colored layers and a basic table for the buttons (Layers can do buttons as well but thats a lot of extra code).

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