About the argument: A 1px border with a non-pixel font isn't generally non fitting. There are enough examples, where it does. I - for example - am happy that carebear finally ditched pixel fonts. It was just bad with them (true, it was all crispy and such) but that was all. And yes, MY opinion, too. You can now say I am wrong etc, too. It's just ... a big screen and some mini unit frames with a font you can't really read when you are sitting ~50cm away from the screen isn't functional. It's just it.
That's why I was gone from all kinds of interface forums for some years: always worshipping same style over and over again. I rarely saw something new, something good. Always the same: minimal - not always functional - unit frames with a shitload of pixel fonts. I miss the "old" days with tapestry, led's GOOD uis, rdji, ooom's, etc pp.
Edit: I may add another one or two paragraphs. Mostly memorys or trying to explain things I write. But dunno. Maybe not.
(And I know most of you don't like me, or what I say, but tbh, I don't care.)
Last edited by Lyn; 2012-12-20 at 09:23 AM.
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I personally hate any type of Pixel font. Hell, I even hate pixel art.
Whenever I tried it in my own UI; it made me cringe, and it gave me this nervous twitch that kept trying to put a gun to my own head. I had to get rid of it.
Most UI's just work better without it. In my own, superior, awesome opinion.
Let's have enough of the arguments and disagreements now, to each their own! We need more pictures and to have some love in this thread, like my love for Lyn and the many years of great addons/UIs created!
Also, hating someone over the internet is a huge sign of idiocy! Shouldn't hate someone that you don't know and all that...
Pixel fonts don't always have to be hard to read though. The font that I use is fairly "rounded" and simple.
I find that as easy to read as a non-pixel font, but I find it looks 100x better on a pixel perfect UI.
Bars on the top right are Bigwigs test bars
That huge bottom bar of nothingness is much more filled in during a raid :P and viewports let me see way more of the screen while tanking.
I will also post a better screenshot with more of my addons showing.
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SS with more Weakauras and other addons showing http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/110...2012150320.jpg
I moved a few things around and made some stuff bigger ( Omen and Skada)
Why i use viewports, as i've said before they let me see much more while tanking ( which is very VERY handy) and gives me a place to put my bars/minimap/chat without them getting in the way.
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Your player/target debuffs, and/or buffs, are a few pixels off the rest.
Im not sure, why you would want your timers and debuff/buffs on top, when the target stuff is down bottom. You could easily switch it around, and make pet frame above player frame, i think. But anyone to them self. Other than that, i really like your UI, looks very clean.
As far as positioning, buffs are on the bottom for both player and target (the player's don't show in the screenshot due to a filter), and debuffs on top for player. Having them there just makes them stand out more and reduces the chance of missing something. Just my personal preference.
Lyn, Tap switched to pixel fonts long before leaving the game, just sayin :P
Meanwhile, I haven't done a thing to my Ui other than update addons since the xpac dropped and I haven't even opened wow in the last month or so.
However, this font debate has sparked a desire to make a Ui without pixel fonts and Lyn will love it. Challenge accepted.
Pixel fonts are still ftw though <3
Tap used a mix of pixel and regular fonts for quite a while. And he had a way of making it not horribly bad. I miss his UIs ;-;
BUT, Care what font are you using? :3
I've been mulling over switching from a pixel font because my eyesight isn't very good (stupid prescription changed so I can't wear my glasses currently) and with my current set up I'm too far from my screen to make do.
Maybe it is just me, but when I play on a big screen (okay, my screen isn't big, so) and I have only a small UF with a pixel font on it, my chat would have a pixel font and all ... In all that flashy stuff WoW brings (first boss hof, for example) ... there is so much going on that I would just not see what is i mportant cause my UFs or fonts are too small. And I am just sitting ~40-50 cm away from my screen.
And try it.
Last edited by Lyn; 2012-12-20 at 10:12 PM.
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