Hi AndreeU17. Welcome to the forums.
when it comes to creating a layout or floats or positioning I'm bad. Can you give any pointers as to better understand position/float & layouts.
There's no grand science to it. If you want elements side by side, float them. As a rule, forget positioning for major layout elements.
Because there's an infinite way to skin a site (as well as a cat), it's better to present an actual layout and ask how it might be laid out. And, of course, it's worth studying sites you like and seeing how they were done. It's easy to look under the hood.