tedster - 10:19 am on Mar 9, 2011 (gmt 0)
"Static" is the default flow of a document. It's what you get if you don't declare any position attribute. It's the natural way for any element to be positioned.
If you try to dictate the exact position of every element, you'll start to find major problems when someone has their window sized differently than the window you designed in.
You'll also find cross-browser variations when you use text that will make you crazy trying for pixel-perfect positions. You're much better off to code with the natural, default flow.
It sounds like you might be helped working through some HTML and CSS tutorials. The website at w3schools.com has some good basic instruction with interactive areas for you to experiment with code. Good place to learn about areas that are new to you.