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Old 08-31-12, 05:35 PM   #1
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Help me fix my new UI aesthetically

This is close to what I want functionally, I'm looking for suggestions to improve it aesthetically. The raid frames will be 2 rows of 5 just above the fx cooldown timer bar. I will also have 1 more bar of 6 buttons I think, for abilities I don't have yet / consumables, that will get get put with the others. Ill eventually be able to put all the bars together. They are separated atm for muscle memory training purposes. I can prolly lose the stance bar. I will also need a spot for some power aura classic stuff once that addon is fixed.

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Old 08-31-12, 06:17 PM   #2
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Try getting all your textures and fonts to co-operate. You have all different kinds clashing at the moment. Notice your status bars on unit frames vs status bars on nameplates vs castbar vs cooline/forte(?) vs recount.

Also do you really need your form bar so big and in that position? You could turn it into 3x2 grid and put it beside your other action bars and it would balance out a lot better. Or keybind it and hide it entirely.

Tooltip! There are quite a few well functioning tooltip addons that could move and style the tooltip for you. So its not hovering over your recount.

And your minimap has contracted a strange form of button herpes... its okay its a fairly common affliction in WoW
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Old 08-31-12, 07:39 PM   #3
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Thanks for the ideas.

How is this now?


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Old 08-31-12, 10:07 PM   #4
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I still see 6 different bar textures.
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Old 09-01-12, 12:09 AM   #5
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At least 6 different status bar textures. I missed dbm the first time around.

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Status bars the same. It will be much easier to recognize what they mean when you recognize they are status bars. It really helps for instant recognition as well as overall balance.
  • DBM
  • XPerl - I believe that's what you are using... there is an oUF that mimics it, though I don't think its working
  • Nameplate addon
  • Cooline or Forte Exorcist - whatever your cd bar is
  • Quartz - again I think thats your cast bar addon
  • Recount

I'd suggest going with a texture that is similar to blizzard raid frames texture. Since you are using those and the texture for them is decent.

I like what you did with your class bar I play a druid as well, and that silly bar is always in the way- I'm always forgetting keybinds.
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Old 09-01-12, 04:55 AM   #6
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It's hard to see the details in your screenshot when you shrink it. If Photobucket won't let you upload the full size image, use another image host; imgur.com doesn't forcibly resize your images, for example.
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