Wait a freaking second, you're in Gainesville? Small world, go gators! UF Electrical Engineering student here. Ok, I assume you're here: Hello, World | Android Developers and specifically getting confused by the XML UI layout section. As a baseline, do you understand the principles of XML, have you ever written an XML file before (be it for a SOAP/AJAX transaction, Manifest, etc) and are you familiar with any GUI layout in any language/engine?