I've been designing and developing for a bit over a year now, and I feel my most glaring weakness is my UI knowledge.

And I'd love to hit the books.

Is there a seminal work out there on web user interface? Similar to Bringhurst's Elements of Typographic Style, but for UI?

2 answers


I think this is worth adding to your library:

Defensive Design for the Web

and then there's this:


online, but dead tree version available.

Answered almost 10 years ago by Tony Crockford

I'd say Don't Make Me Think is one everyone should read.

Answered almost 10 years ago by Tiffany S