While learning, never underestimate the value of just TRYING stuff. So long as you're taking a LOGICAL approach to it.
This is ESPECIALLY true with learning to code or learning a new coding tool. The ability to get nearly instant feedback makes this even MORE valuable.
I REALLY need to figure out how to get spellchecking and Markdown working on this blog of mine. Well, ReStructured Text too, as I'm trying to teach myself that markup language.