Most of the hard core C++ programmers I know hate user interface programming. This surprises me, because I find UI programming to be quintessentially easy, straightforward, and fun.

Now online:

Chapter One of User Interface Design for Programmers, a gentle introduction with the fundamental axiom of good user interface design.

Chapter Two shows how to apply this axiom and gives some real life examples.

In coming weeks there will be at least six more chapters.

About the author.

I'm Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Trello and Fog Creek Software, and CEO of Stack Overflow. More about me.