I picked up a book C++ GUI Programming with QT3. Its a Prentice Hall book, the people that make the school text books. So its got lots of pictures ;-)
Any advice for a newb to gui programming?
Look both ways before crossing the street.
I think you'll like QT, the signals and slots are nice to work with and pretty simple to use.
I stumbled over QT, I don't know what all you plan on using though (KDevelop ...etc), I just used the command line way ... I wanted to get an understanding of what was going on.
I mainly did very basic things, like click a button and text shows up in a text field, or read a file name from a text field, and populate a text area with that file's data ... you get the idea.
But if you are just learning, take it slow or you will shoot yourself in the head.
Well, last night I wrote my first truly useful app. It allows me to syncronize the apps and themes I have installed on my ubuntu systems ;-D
I can select and deselect the packages I want. It is still kinda combersome, but I'll post a link to the source when I get a few kinks worked out.