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User Interface Design for Programmers by JOEL SPOLSKY

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CHAPTER10People Can'tControl theMouse

When the Macintosh was young, Bruce "Tog" Tognazzini wrote a regular column in Apple's developer magazine on UI design. In his column, people wrote in with lots of interesting UI design problems, which he discussed. These columns continue to this day on his Web site (http://www.asktog.com). They've also been collected and embellished in a couple of great books like Tog on Software Design (Addison-Wesley, 1995), which is a lot of fun and a great introduction to UI design, and Tog on Interface (Addison-Wesley, 1992).

Tog invented the concept of the mile-high menu bar to explain why the menu bar on the Macintosh, which is always glued to the top of the physical screen, is so much easier to use than menu bars ...

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