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5-05-2010 @ 7:15AM
Hm, at first his UI still looks as if there is still plenty of room for improvement, because it is very compact, build in one big block and does not have the "style" of other UI's that are featured here. In short, it isnt visually appealing. However, one thing struck me halfway along my inner rant: This UI is made to work on an 13-inch monitor - a fact that changed my opinion almost completely. It isn't supposed to be pretty - rather practical and clear. Yes, the Action Bars, Minimap and other Frames may seem big at first, but there is simply no room to make them more decent because the information would be unreadeable without stressing your eyes too much. Taking these things into account, almost every design decision of Crazyates suddenly makes sense to me. On top of that, its nice to see how Crazyates took the comments of his last entry to heart and tried to improve his UI accordingly - it definitely looks less cluttered now and I thank Crazyates for sharing the evolution with us, I'm sure he wasn't the only one with a small monitor who can put use out of this.greetsMvin
5-05-2010 @ 10:04AM
I had the exact same experience, disliking the appearance of the UI until I realized the size of his screen. One thing that I recommend is, as you get more comfortable with your keybindings, wean yourself from the action bars altogether, as we've seen in a few other UIs. Especially on a smaller screen, this would free up tons of space--a full third of what you're using now. And it's not something that needs be done all at once; rather, you can drop them over a period of time as you become more comfortable.Nice job.
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