Well after reading tutorials all day...I have not learned much except a whole new list of jargon I need to learn.
Coding a program is a huge and daunting task....it seems there are millions of people attempting to make a game but hardly anyone achieves the task. I will be joining those masses soon enough.
First thing to do if you want to do any coding....it took me a while to realize this little fact.
Here is a nice introduction I found to help set up an initial grid for an interface
This may take a good long time...