I'm beginning to wonder if I'm slow, stupid, both or neither here so I thought I'd ask the CSS gurus - how long does it take you to complete a design that involves positioning?

I've spent a good portion of the last two days on this and I'm ready to go back to tables (gasp, yes, me, for this one layout!).

Any times, encouragement would be most welcome.

And if you think I'm just stupid, then please point me to some good links, I've been everywhere I can think of on the net.