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  1. #8461
    What font is that you are using for chat, davel?

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    What unit frames are those Davel?

  4. #8464
    Quote Originally Posted by Ishtara View Post
    1. The % symbols drive me crazy. Can't you just color the hp% as green to red and remove the % symbol?
    2. For your part frames I would keep the player name class colored when dead and have the hp% say "Dead" instead of 0% when the person isn't alive.
    3. Assuming the colored outlines on the party frames are for threat, those could be a little bit thinner, like 1px prolly.
    4. Your dps meter texture is different than your uf texture. Also, the dps meter placement seems pretty random.
    5. Boss frame placement---also pretty random.
    6. What's the number 10 on your target's debuffs? Whatever it is, the placement is odd.
    7. Chatframe placement is too far in to the screen compared to your minimap.
    8. Combo point display seems disconnected. Perhaps overlay it on top of the bottom edge of your unitframe to mimic the text on your other unitframes.

    That's all...for now :P

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    p.s. I am also working on a san-serif ui that I will post a pic of soon
    All these are things I noticed among a few other things.

    Whie it looks good and works for casual play (nothing wrong with that). It seems too minimalist for a serious raiding UI. Lacks the ability to really track up times on things to maximize performance.
    Last edited by bOOURNS; 2013-01-24 at 10:21 PM.

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    Suggestions of what I can improve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sakpoth View Post
    This is my code to add 1px borders to Skada bars. Starting at Skada\BarDisplay.lua:259
    Code:
    				-- Initialization of bars.
    				bar = mod:CreateBar(win, barid, barlabel, data.value, win.metadata.maxvalue or 1, data.icon, false)
    				bar.id = data.id
    --- insert this ---
    				if not bar.bg then
    					local frame = CreateFrame("Frame", nil, bar)
    					frame:ClearAllPoints()
    					frame:SetPoint("TOPLEFT", bar, "TOPLEFT", -1, 1)
    					frame:SetPoint("BOTTOMRIGHT", bar, "BOTTOMRIGHT", 1, -1)
    					frame:SetBackdrop({
    						edgeFile = [=[Interface\ChatFrame\ChatFrameBackground]=], edgeSize = 1,
    						bgFile = [=[Interface\ChatFrame\ChatFrameBackground]=],
    						insets = {left = 1, right = 1, top = 1, bottom = 1}})
    					frame:SetFrameLevel(bar:GetFrameLevel())
    					frame:SetBackdropColor(0, 0, 0, .3)
    					frame:SetBackdropBorderColor(0, 0, 0)
    					bar.bg = frame
    				end
    --- end ---
    @Joyful
    Use this to add a border to your meters (assuming you use Skada)

    Also top center of the screen is cluttered up with system stats, error messages, focus gains and cooldowns ready.
    Last edited by bOOURNS; 2013-01-24 at 10:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZealousSpartan View Post
    What unit frames are those Davel?
    AltzUI . .

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    Got buried a few pages back:

    Thanks for all the helpful replies everyone. Anyone have a suggestion for mimicing the elvui raid frames? The closest I got to mimicing them was playing A LOT with Vuhdo but even then; vuhdo doesn't support smooth health bars on their raid frames.

  9. #8469
    Quote Originally Posted by Distefano View Post
    On a general note, and I would like to hear your point of view Carebear (other opponions are welcome aswell), what's your idea about buffs/debuffs/auras setup on the player and target frames? I'm always having a hard time making minimalistic frames and messing arround with the buff layout. I feel buffs/debuffs make or break your layout. Do you just show all (de)buffs or did you try filtering them? Just one row or let them stack?
    I agree with you. It's not easy to do this correctly and I'd with the same approach. Either only display frequently used or important debuffs or don't use them at all.

    If the layout allows it (a lot of free space), sometimes I choose to display all buffs and debuffs there. You can still filter out the most frequent and unimportant buffs and be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Distefano View Post
    Looks very nice. I always concidered your UI's an inspiration for my personal UI work, minimal but still with all required information in place.
    What's your idea about buffs/debuffs/auras setup on the player and target frames? I'm always having a hard time making minimalistic frames and messing arround with the buff layout. I feel buffs/debuffs make or break your layout. Do you just show all (de)buffs or did you try filtering them? Just one row or let them stack?
    At the moment I'm still messing around with the party frames quite a lot. I am testing the position of everything and having the buffs above the frames make them feel like they take up too much room whereas a slight overlap allows them to take up less screen space but you're also able to see them and the health bar. The buffs are filtered to show my buffs for when I heal on one of my many alts. I think that an actual filter to show only specific buffs would be better just to track the specific healing and buff spells.

    With buffs and debuffs I've tried quite a few things. Filtering to just show my own on the target, lower alpha or grayed out debuffs that aren't mine and just having them all show at once.

    I'm not a fan of displaying only my debuffs anymore because they can look out of place if they're not aligned with the frame correctly. I like to have one row of debuffs above the frame with a row of buffs above that. This provides more than enough space to show my debuffs whilst adding a few other player's debuffs for aesthetics.

    The debuffs go closer to the frame than buffs because in PvE an NPC doesn't get as many buffs as it does debuffs, so during a raid or fight you'd have a large gap if the NPC doesn't have a buff then a row of debuffs above that gap which doesn't seem right.

    Quote Originally Posted by ZealousSpartan View Post
    What unit frames are those? They look really nice.
    I'm using oUF_Qulight as my base layout which I've been editing over the years.

    Quote Originally Posted by tordenflesk View Post
    Would this interest you?
    Thanks for this I will give that a try later today! (:

    Quote Originally Posted by Ishtara View Post
    1. The % symbols drive me crazy. Can't you just color the hp% as green to red and remove the % symbol?
    2. For your part frames I would keep the player name class colored when dead and have the hp% say "Dead" instead of 0% when the person isn't alive.
    3. Assuming the colored outlines on the party frames are for threat, those could be a little bit thinner, like 1px prolly.
    4. Your dps meter texture is different than your uf texture. Also, the dps meter placement seems pretty random.
    5. Boss frame placement---also pretty random.
    6. What's the number 10 on your target's debuffs? Whatever it is, the placement is odd.
    7. Chatframe placement is too far in to the screen compared to your minimap.
    8. Combo point display seems disconnected. Perhaps overlay it on top of the bottom edge of your unitframe to mimic the text on your other unitframes.
    I love your critique Ish, always get the little things that mean the most.
    I never thought about removing the % signs; it's actually a good idea so I'll have a mess around with it later today and see what I can come up with.

    The boss frame is actually the default position; I have no idea where else to put it.
    The DPS meter is very random, it's just there because that's where it appeared on the screen when I messed around with it. I'm tempted to put it aligned with the target frame so it needs moving up a little bit to see how that looks.

    The number 10 is the stacks of the debuff and if I overlay my combo points you miss half of the border because of the different levels; no matter what levels I try they just won't appear the health bar even if I set the health bar levels to 1 and the combo points to 10 >_<

    Quote Originally Posted by bOOURNS View Post
    Whie it looks good and works for casual play (nothing wrong with that). It seems too minimalist for a serious raiding UI. Lacks the ability to really track up times on things to maximize performance.
    I couldn't disagree more with you here. It may be too minimalistic for you but for me it's how I have always played. Throw in some boss timers and this UI would be more than perfect for me in a raiding environment. Here's a video of me raid leading with the same addons. They've been edited differently but the core layout is still the same.
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  11. #8471
    Quote Originally Posted by Daniie View Post
    - I've changed MSBT CD ready statuses to just be an icon flash on my character the same way Doom Cooldown Pulse does. Only thing I don't like about it is the icons don't have a border but I can't work out how to get Power Auras to flash me the icon of a spell coming off CD but it then disappearing.
    Getting MSBT icons to have a border is an extremely easy fix. Let me know if you need info on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by carebear View Post
    I couldn't disagree more with you here. It may be too minimalistic for you but for me it's how I have always played. Throw in some boss timers and this UI would be more than perfect for me in a raiding environment. Here's a video of me raid leading with the same addons. They've been edited differently but the core layout is still the same.
    Boss timers isn't what I was talking about, you seem to not understand everything I say. The screenshot was you on a rogue, taking that as an example would be there is no definitive way of knowing your slice and dice, since managing max uptime without clipping too much is important for max dps.

    I couldn't imagine what it would be like on a dot heavy class like a kitty druid having to stare at tiny debuff icons with only a hard to see sweeper that doesn't give you actual times and tiny buff icons by your map for things like savage roar (or whatever its called, there is another buff to track as well but I forget the names though)again with nothing but a sweeper on the small icons.

    Either way as I said before it looks good but I think it lacks some details like more indepth tracking for buffs and debuffs that are required for min/maxing dps.
    Last edited by bOOURNS; 2013-01-25 at 12:45 PM.

  12. #8472
    Quote Originally Posted by bOOURNS View Post
    The screenshot was you on a rogue, taking that as an example would be there is no definitive way of knowing your slice and dice, since managing max uptime without clipping too much is important for max dps. I couldn't imagine what it would be like on a dot heavy class like a kitty druid having to stare at tiny debuff icons with only a hard to see sweeper and tiny buff icons by your map for things like savage roar again with nothing but a sweeper on the small icons.
    I kind of agree with your point here bOOURNS, for once. Knowing first hand what it's like raiding using this UI I can safely say that sometimes you do need some form of tracking, however playing the classes that Carebear normally does (Warrior, Resto Druid and a Holy Paladin) he doesn't really have much of a need for a tracker of sorts, but it would lose out on compatbility and ease of use on characters like a Feral Druid or a Affliction Warlock but in this case at the moment it's not really needed and just uses up extra memory.

    I'm not Care, but I know his UI and his playstyle well, on something like a Rogue the only thing you need to worry about is Slice 'n Dice it's just a case of occassionally glancing at your buffs and your Combo Points and making an educated decision on whether to dump using say Eviscerate or refresh Slice 'n Dice. But if I were playing say a feral druid or affliction lock this would not be my UI style of choice, you'd definitely DEFINITELY have to have some form of debuff/dot tracker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bOOURNS View Post
    Either way as I said before it looks good but I think it lacks some details like more indepth tracking for buffs and debuffs that are required for min/maxing dps.
    I already have those but they're not in that screenshot. sFilter isn't setup for my rogue because I'm just leveling. The sFilter has a setup for my warrior though which can be seen in this screenshot from December.



    -EDIT-

    Tell a lie, it is setup for my rogue. They weren't in the screenshot because sFilter had an extra comma at the end of a line and wasn't working. Just realized because I logged onto my warrior and there were no trackers there either!
    Last edited by carebear; 2013-01-25 at 12:55 PM.
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  14. #8474
    Still working on my UI, Will probs change in in a week -.- but need to try keep same UI longer!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Shyzhi View Post
    Still working on my UI, Will probs change in in a week -.- but need to try keep same UI longer!!


    Give us a combat screenshot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by carebear View Post
    I already have those but they're not in that screenshot. sFilter isn't setup for my rogue because I'm just leveling. The sFilter has a setup for my warrior though which can be seen in this screenshot from December.



    -EDIT-

    Tell a lie, it is setup for my rogue. They weren't in the screenshot because sFilter had an extra comma at the end of a line and wasn't working. Just realized because I logged onto my warrior and there were no trackers there either!

    Ever tried mixturing with the pixel font and UI scale to get the UI looking good at that resolution?
    I just got my new work laptop and it too uses 2560x1600.


    What i meant was that i cannot find a font i think looks good enough just yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saami View Post
    Ever tried mixturing with the pixel font and UI scale to get the UI looking good at that resolution?
    I just got my new work laptop and it too uses 2560x1600.

    What i meant was that i cannot find a font i think looks good enough just yet.
    I can get the pixel font to work at 2560x1600 but the pixel perfect borders like to toy around with me at that resolution. That and I like to play with multisampling so I decided to opt out of a pixel UI and I'm enjoying this so far!
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  18. #8478
    Care..upload your ui so I can stealz it mwhaha...serious note, would like to try it out

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    Always messing with my UI, one of the few things that keep me playing wow lol always room for improvement though, using mostly ElvUi with a couple of regular addons (recount/DBM etc). Pretty proud of how it's looking right now though, next week who knows...

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    Work in progress.

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