This UI is meant to be extremely informational while being presented in a logical way. Your eyes need to be focused on the center of your screen and not in the top left corner or any corner for that matter. Therefore, that is where I place the more important UI elements.
Organization and symmetry of UI elements are very important to a quality UI as well. Having the correct balance of these are what I strive for.
The user should have the freedom over the UI elements. It shouldn't be up to the creator where things must be placed or what things must be hidden/shown. There needs to be a level flexibility between the creator and user.
The UI should look and perform at the appropriate level. Certain UI elements shouldn't look too nice. Otherwise, there will be unnecessary distractions or things will stand out too much that shouldn't, but on the other hand things shouldn't look like they are not emphasized enough.
This UI is meant for all classes, roles, and play-styles.
v3.1 is meant for widescreen monitors with an aspect ratio of 8:5 or 16:10. This means that my UI will look its best on 1200x800, 1440x900, 1680x1050, and 1920x1200 monitor resolutions. If your monitor is not one of these resolutions you may need to move some things around. The goal is to eventually have a version suitable for all resolutions.
(You must follow theses steps for this UI to look and function the way I have it setup)
Rename or delete your Interface, WTF, and Fonts folders (for a fresh installation or in case you want your old UI back).
Drag or copy the Fonts, Interface, and WTF folders into your World of Warcraft folder.
Open your WTF folder and rename the following folders in your WTF folder "YOUR ACCOUNT NAME", "YOUR SERVER NAME", and "YOUR CHARACTER NAME" to your actual account name, server name, and character name (make sure your account name is in all caps).
Make sure all addons are on. And the load out of date box is checked.
Login to WoW. You should now see the prompt to load Rosoaa UI settings. Select Yes. Your UI will reload.
Go to the video options. Select the resolution and video settings that fits your computer. Also select your preferred sound settings. I suggest taking a look at the addon TweakWoW for addition video/UI settings.
Setup your keybinds/macros. You can skip this setup if you saved your old UI. Go into your old UI's WTF folder and copy and paste your macro-cache files and your bindings-cache files into your new WTF file.
This is not a list of mods contained in the UI (if you're looking for that download the UI and see for yourself), but a more in depth explanation of specific addons that many users probably have never used, so the user can have a better experience.
Many UI tasks are automated or have shortcuts through two addons called wIn1 and !OverSimplified. See their addon pages for a better understanding and configuration. There is a list of UI slash commands below.
Buffet: The addon Buffet creates two macros that can be accessed in the blizzard macro frame (/macro). One is for health consumables and the other is for mana consumables. Buffet will change the macros as needed to provide you with food and drink out of combat, potions and stones in combat, and bandages on shift (HP macro only, of course).
StealYourCarbon: This addon is a reagent restocker addon. When you visit a vendor who sells an item you have told SYC to buy, it buys it for you. Never run out of water again! See the interface options for configuration of your pleasing.
Professions Database / Ludwig: These 2 addons attempt to make minimizing WoW a minimum. Ludwig is an in game database of every item in the game. Type /ludwig to see the huge list. Professions Database gives the user access to every profession, so you always know what craft-able item requires which materials. To access Professions Database go to the professions tab and click on the red panel in the lower right hand corner.
UI Slash Commands:
See the addons !OverSimplified and wIn1 for more detail
/rl will reload the user interface.
/xp will output your experience status to chat.
/rc will output your party with a ready check, will post message if not Leader or Assist.
/dr will disband your raid, With a message "Disbanding Raid!", only if you are Raid Leader or Assist.
/c2p will Converts a raid into a party.
/c2r will Converts a party into a raid.
Combat Log - '/cl' 'on' or 'off'.
Dual Spec - '/ds'. Also, SPELL LEARNED text is hidden.
Dungeon Teleport - '/dgt' or '/dungeontele'.
Dungeon Reset - '/dgr' or '/dungeonreset'.
GM Ticket - '/gm'.
Group Lead - '/gl' or '/grouplead'. Passes group leader to the current targeted player.
Group Kick - '/gk','/groupkick','/vk' or '/votekick' . Kicks current target, or starts a votekick.
Leave Battlefield - '/lbg'. Gives a prompt to leave bgs or arena matches / skrims. --
Leave Group - '/lg'.
Nameplate Overlap - '/ol' or '/overlap'.
Raid Info - '/ri' or '/raidinfo'.
Show Cloak - '/sc' or '/showcloak'.
Show Helm - '/sh' or '/showhelm'.
For any questions/comments/criticisms post it in the comment section or send me a pm. I'll usually respond back within a few hours.
All credit goes to the addon, texture, and font authors. I did not code or write any of these addons, textures, or fonts.
v3.1 (Older Versions in .zip file):
Quite a few new addons/addons removed
Completely new layout (works with 4.3)
Created a new layout by using Reflux as profile management
Added Chatter, so the chat frame position will be save when installing and when switching between layouts
Added CoolLine in for a CD tracker in the Minimalist layout
Changed the positioning and appearance of NibRunes
Removed the shadow from skada's font and added an outline. More clear now.
oUF_Freebgrid no longer shows you're frame when not in a group
Significantly changed KuiNameplates (I'm pretty happy with the look)
Kong now fades Weapon Enchants in combat to 20%
Replaced Combuctor and went back to AdiBags
Replaced dnameplates and added KuiNameplates
Replaced dRecMap and added qminimap
Replaced Fane with NibChatTabs
Removed Gladius (may be re-added in a later version
Replaced Stuf Raid with oUF_Freebgrid
Changed the castbars from ACB to Stuf
Changed Bartender positioning and amount of buttons
Changed the way Kong fades many frames
Significantly changed combo points, soul shards, dk runes, and holy power
Removed Skada Threat and Added a threat bar to Stuf
Made the UI more pixel perfect
Added Viewport panels to the top and bottom. Changes color when low on mana and in combat. Trying to find the KgPanel script for aggro for the next version.
Removed AdiBags and replaced it with Combuctor
Altered AuraFrames. Changed their spacing and count text on certain frames
Moved and scaled Bartender a bit
Removed Prat and added bChat
Completely Revamped the chat frame's panels
Added a few more non cosmetic addons
Significantly changed KgPanels again
Changed the font on MikScrollingBattleText
Removed WhoFramedWatcherWabbit? and altered the quest objective frame myself
Added nibRunes for better DK Runes
Changed the tooltip a bit. I'm searching for something that is more minimalistic because tbh the tooltip is annoying and close to useless for me.
Significantly changed sStats and Added SLDataText
Removed Headline and Added Dawn's nameplate addon
Scaled the Aura Icons and Actionbar Icons to match OmniCC better
Added Dawn's ICON replacement pack and Added a ICON folder in the interface folder for nice borders
Added a druid mana bar to Stuf
Improved Stuf for all classes
Added DoomCoolDownPulse and OverSimplified
Added 6-8 Panels for hiding/showing frames of your choice
Removed DXE due to the fact I don't raid and I realized it was conflicting with Stuf Boss Frames
Altered Headline significantly
Removed Grid and added StufRaid (I'm finally somewhat happy with my raid frames)
Altered FastLevels to show the correct color when in reputation mode
Altered ButtonFacade_PixelSkin to give AuraFrames and Bartender the BG panel the entire UI has
Removed CooldownAlpha because I found it unnecessary
Moved Skada and WFWW, also changed their fading with Kong
Added ACB flight time and loot frame modules to improve the overall UI feel
Moved AuraFrames positions quite significantly to flow with the new layout
Added another 6-8 new small/efficient addons that do tedious jobs for us (see the interface folder for a complete list)
Added CooldownAlpha for a cooldown tracker
Added dRecMap for a better looking rectangle minimap
Added Fane for improved looking chat tabs
Added FastLevels for an improved exp bar
Altered Fizzles font
Added FlyoutCustomButton for those in need of extra bars
Added Grid and removed Stuf raid frames
Added Headline and removed DocNameplates
Added/Removed 60+ panels with KgPanels
Altered Kongs fading a bit
Made nibPointDisplay match the UF's better
Added Prat and removed Chatter for module reasons
Moved and reskinned Skada
Added SmartFrameMover for better placement of Blizzard UI frames
Significantly changed Stuf UF's (Added better support for DK runes)
Added Fontifier to further improve in game fonts
Added Aurora to give the UI a more "entire UI feel"
Changed Stuf Unit Frames significantly
Added MikScrollingBattleText (no more default combat text)
Changed a few things Kong fades
Added a focus castbar below the target castbar
Added Gladius with panels (kgpanels)
Added DXE for an improved raid experience
Added Who Framed Watcher Wabbit (thanks Seerah)
Added SnowfallKeyPress for improved reaction times
Improved the look of Skada
Added a loot frame addon Looterang
Added Geist which allowed the removal of action bars and more screen space
Added AdiBags which replaced ArkInventory
Added a 5-7 minor addons to enchance the users UI experience
Changed the fonts in the font folder, which changed the entire UI's font.
Added TipTac and removed IceTip, also moved the tooltips position more towards the middle of the screen.
Added nibPointDisplay to make the UI more class friendly to pallies, druids, warlocks, and rogues.
Added 2 focus debuff icons below the focus health bar, for improved tanking.
Moved the targettarget and focus frames, also improved their panels.
Changed the panels behind the party frames, to look much nicer and fit in better with the UI.
Completely redone azCastbar (It looks a lot nicer now).
Added Chatsearch (/find) and UI commands.
Changed TidyPlates to not show debuffs because it is a bit redundant, and takes up unecessary space.
Used Kong hide hide the red error messages frame, unless out of combat.
Changed the text in the middle of the screen. It now shows player hp % and target hp %.
Added really nice raid frames.
Removed a few minor addons.
Moved and added a few action buttons.
Added Kong to remove the blizzard raid menu (I may get more into this mod).