Thread: Post Your UI

  1. #11921
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    Quote Originally Posted by iuris View Post
    On a mac . Yeah the border issue is strange, it's just the backdrop from Stuf but it seems to go 1px too big when positioned there. If i was to move it say 2px to the left or right it would be fixed. It does the same if I apply a border too. Is that an aliasing issue?
    Unsure what causes it, but there are fixes for Stuf if you don't wish to use an external panel addon for the backgrounds. See Lissa's UI for an editted version of Stuf with 1px backgrounds.

    I use kgPanels for mine, but I'm in the process of moving over to oUF.

  2. #11922
    Quote Originally Posted by iuris View Post
    Oh I completely mis-read that!

    You using the Clean Icons pack?
    Yeah, Clean Icons Thin I think. Your bars are probably sitting on a half pixel which is causing the issue. If you are using bartender, try changing the x and/or y from your-coordinate.0 to your-coordinate.5.

  3. #11923
    Quote Originally Posted by Safturento View Post
    oh man can you please upload this somewhere.

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    Running out of colors for my WeakAuras!
    They go from right to left (except Black Blood, that's inverted) and then afterwards they fill up with a red color until they're off cooldown again. It's working out nicely, but I'm thinking of making the text slightly bigger for readability.

    I'm thinking I can remove spellnames from the bars when I've gotten used to the colors a bit more, which is why they're separated by color in the first place.



    Also interested in a better layout for my SCT, it's not as functional as I'd like, but atleast it's pretty. Open to suggestions.
    Last edited by Kyuo; 2014-01-15 at 02:59 AM.

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    I've been using this for quite some time, elvui changed to suit my preferences.
    http://i.imgur.com/w77kg5R.jpg

  6. #11926
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyuo View Post
    Running out of colors for my WeakAuras!
    They go from right to left (except Black Blood, that's inverted) and then afterwards they fill up with a red color until they're off cooldown again. It's working out nicely, but I'm thinking of making the text slightly bigger for readability.

    I'm thinking I can remove spellnames from the bars when I've gotten used to the colors a bit more, which is why they're separated by color in the first place.



    Also interested in a better layout for my SCT, it's not as functional as I'd like, but atleast it's pretty. Open to suggestions.
    I'd consider filtering the sct so that you only see numbers over a certain threshold (personal pref). Also, if you are using colors to distinguish your auras, you can probably do away with the text labels. It's mostly personal preference but I feel like I can barely read the text. The fact that all your other text is much bigger just amplifies that for me. Also, drop herbalism and get a real profession!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tempest420 View Post
    I'd consider filtering the sct so that you only see numbers over a certain threshold (personal pref). Also, if you are using colors to distinguish your auras, you can probably do away with the text labels. It's mostly personal preference but I feel like I can barely read the text. The fact that all your other text is much bigger just amplifies that for me.
    I agree, but I don't think I can filter my SCT in that way because of Affliction... But I'll try it out and see how it feels.

    Quote Originally Posted by tempest420 View Post
    Also, drop herbalism and get a real profession!
    Herbalism is about on par with Engineering, Tailoring and Blacksmithing and better than the rest for Warlocks so I think I'll keep it.

    EDIT: New shiny soul shards! Animated swirly things, quite like them so far. Will have to test them out in a raid to see how functional they are.


    EDIT#2: Made them stick together more, no need for them to be so spaced out.
    Last edited by Kyuo; 2014-01-15 at 07:02 AM.

  8. #11928
    I'm squeaking closer to what I want for my ui, and I'm finding I really enjoy (almost) getting exactly what I want with WeakAuras. I've gotten most of my buffs up on my hunter and am almost ready to record a vid of everything in action. Which brings me to a question: What do y'all use to record your ui's in action? I used to use fraps but that was a couple of years ago and I'm wondering if it's still champ- or if there's some new program that works better.

    I've also a question on WeakAuras, is there a way to make the progress bar or background class colored?

  9. #11929
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyuo View Post
    Running out of colors for my WeakAuras!
    They go from right to left (except Black Blood, that's inverted) and then afterwards they fill up with a red color until they're off cooldown again. It's working out nicely, but I'm thinking of making the text slightly bigger for readability.

    I'm thinking I can remove spellnames from the bars when I've gotten used to the colors a bit more, which is why they're separated by color in the first place.



    Also interested in a better layout for my SCT, it's not as functional as I'd like, but atleast it's pretty. Open to suggestions.
    What mod is it that creates a "weekly checklist" for you? Would be helpful for my weekly mount farming.

  10. #11930
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyuo View Post
    Running out of colors for my WeakAuras!
    I've used unlabelled, coloured weakAuras bars for years now and my method for choosing colours has always been to try to as close as possible match the dominant colour of the ability's icon. That way you can use colours that are similar-ish and have it remain fairly intuitive (you'll notice Blizzard does try to have icons for each class have varied ish colours, a concept other MMO interface designers seem to miss. Look at the icons in Forge f.e.)

    Another helpful thing to do is have the group be a normal static group, not a dynamic one. That way the each bar is always in exactly the same place, and "reading" them is a little bit faster/easier (which afaik is a definite cognition/interface principle: "where it is is what it is"). I know sometimes that leads to gaps between the bars, but more often than not you'll have most of the bars always up anyways (for rotational things anyways).
    Last edited by Kaitain; 2014-01-15 at 12:41 PM.

  11. #11931
    Quote Originally Posted by lasair View Post
    I'm squeaking closer to what I want for my ui, and I'm finding I really enjoy (almost) getting exactly what I want with WeakAuras. I've gotten most of my buffs up on my hunter and am almost ready to record a vid of everything in action. Which brings me to a question: What do y'all use to record your ui's in action? I used to use fraps but that was a couple of years ago and I'm wondering if it's still champ- or if there's some new program that works better.
    Open Broadcaster Software is a free and open-source alternative that works well for recording and streaming. It doesn't produce lossless video like Fraps does, but videos don't stay lossless through encoding and YouTube's processing anyway. I recorded this with OBS.
    Come on, die young.

  12. #11932
    Quote Originally Posted by TheShade View Post
    Hey guys. Made a few tweaks here and there and decided to share the results. This is a ElvUI setup with a side of WeakAuras.

    Many people have asked me about where can they get my UI. It is not for download quite yet. However I do plan on sharing my WeakAura strings. It has just taken me a bit of time to get all my WeakAura strings up on Pastebin.

    Hope you all enjoy. Any comments or suggestions are welcome.
    [snip]
    This is quite probably the most epic UI I have EVER seen.

    I can't wait for the complete UI upload...
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  13. #11933
    Quote Originally Posted by Taralack View Post
    What mod is it that creates a "weekly checklist" for you? Would be helpful for my weekly mount farming.
    Was just thinking the same myself, a quick search has yielded an addon called.. wait for it... 'Daily Checklist'

    Certinaly looks like the one he's using, going to grab it and incorporate it into my ui now!

    As far as my ui is coming along, almost there, but still not happy with the buff/debuff bars i've created in weakauras, tempted to move to just having icons instead, might look a little cleaner.

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    nvm, Pwna was faster ;(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaitain View Post
    I've used unlabelled, coloured weakAuras bars for years now and my method for choosing colours has always been to try to as close as possible match the dominant colour of the ability's icon. That way you can use colours that are similar-ish and have it remain fairly intuitive (you'll notice Blizzard does try to have icons for each class have varied ish colours, a concept other MMO interface designers seem to miss. Look at the icons in Forge f.e.)

    Another helpful thing to do is have the group be a normal static group, not a dynamic one. That way the each bar is always in exactly the same place, and "reading" them is a little bit faster/easier (which afaik is a definite cognition/interface principle: "where it is is what it is"). I know sometimes that leads to gaps between the bars, but more often than not you'll have most of the bars always up anyways (for rotational things anyways).
    It was actually your Boomkin UI from Cataclysm that inspired me when I shamelessly stole it for latest alt. I'll try using the icon's dominant color and see if that helps.

    Quote Originally Posted by Taralack View Post
    What mod is it that creates a "weekly checklist" for you? Would be helpful for my weekly mount farming.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pwnasaurus Rex View Post
    Was just thinking the same myself, a quick search has yielded an addon called.. wait for it... 'Daily Checklist'

    Certinaly looks like the one he's using, going to grab it and incorporate it into my ui now!

    As far as my ui is coming along, almost there, but still not happy with the buff/debuff bars i've created in weakauras, tempted to move to just having icons instead, might look a little cleaner.
    It's an editted version of Daily Checklist, yes. I've mostly just added class coloring and the ability to change the font of the header and list items. I actually started using it because of my mount farming aswell.

  16. #11936
    WIP.


    Minimap and buff icons are the same as all my other layouts, because I am lazy and unimaginative. Would also really love suggestions for better looking nameplate mods without compromising the functionality I'm getting from Threatplates, I don't know if something like that exists?

    I'm a bit stuck now on the layout textures/boxes, as you can see they're a bit meh at the moment. Some feedback would be great, thanks.

  17. #11937
    Quote Originally Posted by lasair View Post

    I've also a question on WeakAuras, is there a way to make the progress bar or background class colored?
    You can do either but there is no check box or option to automatically set it to your class color. I'd install Color Picker Plus and just copy/paste the color you want from some place that has it.

  18. #11938
    Quote Originally Posted by Constie View Post
    Open Broadcaster Software is a free and open-source alternative that works well for recording and streaming. It doesn't produce lossless video like Fraps does, but videos don't stay lossless through encoding and YouTube's processing anyway. I recorded *snip* with OBS.
    I'll definitely check this out, thank you!


    Quote Originally Posted by tempest420 View Post
    You can do either but there is no check box or option to automatically set it to your class color. I'd install Color Picker Plus and just copy/paste the color you want from some place that has it.
    I've already got Color Picker, it came bundled with RealUI. I guess I was hoping that there'd be a dynamic way to have the bars class colored so that I wouldn't have to make additional frames per character. I suppose this'll give me a chance to just say the hell with it and pick out an arbitrary color pallet to preserve my lazyness.

  19. #11939
    @ Taralack

    Threatplates has a lot of customization options if you are unsatisfied with the way they look. I would change the bar texture to whatever you are using for unitframes, damage meter, aura bars etc. You could also scale down and change the fonts so that they are more consistent with the rest of the fonts you are using. Lastly, I get rid of a lot of useless information like the level text and the skull icon. You can also do without the silly spiky textures on the ends of the nameplate. If you decide to switch, I check out Kui Nameplates.

    Here's some general feedback. A lot of this is based off personal preference so take it from it what you will.

    1 - Your UI lacks consistency. Fonts, for instance, are all over the place. Datatext and unitframes are a pixel font, your chat is one sans serif font, the combat text is another font and the nameplates are a 3rd font. I'd pick 1. On a similar note, your buff icons, action bars and minimap have one kind of border but your kgpanels, unitframes and nameplates are all different.

    2 - I would use either the scrolling or the floating combat text. If you end up choosing the sct, I would streamline the outputs a little; things like replacing the ability name with an icon, setting a damage threshold so that tiny numbers like your ghoul damage don't register or getting rid of the all the names in the incoming heals frame. I'd also get rid of the frame that is showing your rp gain.

    3 - If you want to make some space, you could try swapping from aura bars to icons. If the bars are something you are really comfortable with though, I wouldn't bother.

    4 - I would change your mostly transparent action bars on the right to be only visible on mouseover. I'd also move them below the kgpanel if they only contain things like profession shortcuts and hearthstone (things that aren't relevant to tanking or combat in general).

    5 - Tiny nitpicky things:
    - I'd lose the minimap icons.
    - The text on the target frame is overlapping.
    - If you don't typically have something sitting on top of the damage meter, I would move it up a few notches so it's not sitting 2/3s of the way down that panel. I assume you usually have a threat meter there.

  20. #11940
    This has been the current UI I've been using since I started with a new account a couple weeks ago.

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