Since i had some problems with totemtimer being abit bad with scaling, i tried some new things, i made 4 different totem setups, added 2 buttons to open/close skada, and open the config,
Since they declined my ui on wowinterface, im not sure if i will upload it there, maybe better to just hand it out manually ^^
I think its hard to make the ui look good and also be good in a raiding enviroment, u can make it look super perfect and nice ,but it might end up not being that good when u need to be able to use it properly, instead of just looking good.
Last edited by Treeston; 2012-02-14 at 03:44 PM.
I'm curious on how did you create the buttons, would be n1 to use this for my UI too
Handing it out to a smaller audience may not be a bad thing either, since I have seen how demanding a larger one can get regarding "tweaks" which may suit a few as a single individual.
I actually sent them a mail, and it wasnt wowmatrix it was something like that i didnt put a info file in the rar, even though i had an installation on the mainpage.
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They just recently stopped allowing files to be in .rar format because their updater can't download new updates with archives in that format. ZIP it up and you should be good to go.
Don't see the point in having the time in a UI.
A. You don't speak English well and you are trying to say that you don't see the point in spending time making a custom Ui.
B. You do speak English and you can't understand why someone would want a clock in their Ui to know what time it is.
If A: Your post is completely pointless.
If B: Some people like to keep track of time while playing WoW.
Last edited by Treeston; 2012-02-16 at 06:28 AM.
And here's something I've been working on - sort of a minimalist concept showing lb/pb/ignite dots and an edited myBigIgnite frame in the center of the player frame with the power bar overlaying the border of each frame:
I sincerely believe you're missing the font scale of some pixel fonts at 8px. A post above yours is my interface with a completely and 100% readable at-a-glance pixel font that is 8px. There is nothing difficult to read, its easily large enough to get information from - in fact, there isn't a single bit of vital information in that interface (aside from chat font) that isn't in the pixel font at 8px. I've spent an innumerable amount of hours browsing pixel/bitmap fonts, and aside from seriously stylized fonts, most are completely acceptable for interfaces that strive to, and are, easily readable.
While I agree that "some" pixel fonts are ineffective for "at-a-glance" information, there really aren't that many in use by completely and easily functionable interfaces - including Ish's (even though I don't care for his).
Edit for Treeston:
Did I miss the option for a smaller thumbnail on imgur that doesn't require a paid sub? I thought I linked in the smallest I could get =/
Is a medium size thumbnail, for example. Other valid values are "l" and "s" (large and small, respectively). You can omit it to link to the full-size image (inside the [url=] tag).Code:http://i.imgur.com/hTluVm.jpg
(this might be a double post, I swear I just hit submit)
You're right, I don't use it as much as I thought I'd use it. But I've used scrolling combat texts (MSBT, xCT, etc..) and it essentially filled the need but I was able to look back through it - "insta-gibbed? oh hey this is what happened," and I hate the default combat log for that purpose. I've been ramping up the healing/damage thresholds to make it less spammy and only show the inc dmg that I'd like to see (which is almost exclusively what I'm suing it for).
I could in all reality find some way to hide unless moused over or faded out, but I think I'd miss it too much. I know, know, anit-minimalism =/
Thanks a lot, didn't notice that about imgur thumbs. Imageshacks seem broken unless you add the "th" to the image portion of the thumb link, so figured I'd try out another option.
Last edited by Quse; 2012-02-16 at 11:08 AM.
I agree with you pixel font suits fine for most of a ui, but making the parts of the ui that u mostly use larger, and the things that u use less smaller, having a very small pixel font during a 25 man hc fight can be pretty annoying to track due to the small font size imo.
Hard to find the balance between good looking and user friendly, if ur at spine hc or something and gonna keep track of 7 cds with pixelfonts, and maybe power torrent,2 trinket proccs , would u still think that a 8 bit pixel font would suit, i just think making the things that u watch very closely larger while having other parts of the elements that doesnt move or u dont need to check often smaller.
Last edited by Muncken87; 2012-02-16 at 11:24 AM.