best layout for multi layers?

i am trying to build a page that have an image background, inside a vertical layout for example, i want to have on top of it another layout on uthe the top, and the same thing on the bottom, like a popping windows style taskbar.

i tried to use Vertical Layout as my main layout, but i cannot position object easilly at the sample position, and i cant select the top, back element (i.e - which element i should bring to the front).
on absolute layout, im having hard time to get a responsive design, and to position the buttons on the middle for example, even after browser resize.

any suggestions?


I like to help you, but it’s hard to imagine what would you like the page looks like. Would you draw and attach a picture about the considered layout/scene?