Greetings to the greatest smartphone community ever!

I'm starting out as an übern00b, but eager to learn some very basic programming! My question is this:
Is it possible to manipulate the Palm ImageView widget to make a very simple comic RSS feed viewer? Hard-coding to a specific URL is fine, I just want to write this for my personal use.

I've downloaded the tools and such, poked around Ares, and still feel overwhelmed. The app just needs to start with a full-screen picture (the newest in the feed), and be able to swipe back and forth between comics.

Header bar at the bottom with the name, and maybe even a "send to..." button, can come second.

Where should I start?