OK, I am fried. I am trying to have several images overlapping other elements on the page. I understand that if I use AP elements they will be absolutely positioned in the browser and so will not move in sync when the browser window is resized. I think I am losing gray matter the longer I attack this. Whats the solution to having all elements of the the page design stay where you want them while the browser window is resized?
Some print designs simply don't translate well to the web. Without seeing your page, it's very hard to offer constructive advice.
In a nutshell, APDivs are NOT an ideal choice for primary web page layouts. Default CSS positioning (which is no positioning at all) is usually all that is needed for 90% of page layouts. APDivs are best reserved for special occasions such as Lightboxes, CSS drop-menus or disjointed rollovers.
Use your graphics editor to position layered images on a large canvas. Flatten. Save for Web as JPG (opaque background) or PNG (transparent background). Then insert the new image into DW.
More on APDivs.
CSS Positioning in 10 Steps