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11-02-2010 @ 2:33PM
What are some of the better packaged UI's out there? For those of us who don't really know where to start from scratch... I have seen spartanUI before and it was okay, but didn't like some of the locations of things... I'm sure I could get used to it, but didn't feel like it just yet. What are some other good packages out there? if there are any..
11-02-2010 @ 2:35PM
Addon Spotlight this week is all about a few minimalist UI packs that work with 4.0.1. Spoiler alert.
11-02-2010 @ 2:53PM
Its sooo easy to roll your own UI. All you really need for the basics is a viewport like SunnArt to give you a blank canvas, bartender and sexy map. From there just work in all your other addons that you need, and something like bison to move your buffs if you moved your map. Little playing around with bartender you can have a UI tailor made to what you want/need and your playstyle.
11-02-2010 @ 3:14PM
Cross,I use tukui (found out about it from UI-of-the-week) and love it. You can find it at www.tukui.org You can see a couple of screenshots that show combat and idle here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanisawow/Cheers,T.
11-02-2010 @ 3:35PM
I personally am a major fan of Tukui , which can easily be found by googling it , I use it to tank/heal/dps , its sexeh
11-02-2010 @ 3:29PM
It is really easy to roll your own UI... if you know what the flap you're doing. I assure you, it's not as simple as Cyno01 makes it sound, but it IS pretty simple.Start with the basics--dominos or bartender to move your bars around (I prefer a 2x24 set of buttons (or 2 rows of 2 bars each with 12 buttons) at the bottom with one or two 'bonus' 3x4 or 4x3 button banks hiding. Before I used a 3x12 or even a 4x12 bank of buttons. Just play with it and figure out what your buttoning wants are.Sunnart is a really simple way to give you a backdrop to play with. I prefer chinchilla over sexymap, personally, because chinchilla seems to have functional profiles... it's not as, well, sexy, but there you go. As a general rule, if you say "I wish I had an addon that would..." it probably exists. but.. START small. dominos/bartender is the first step. expand from there and don't get swamped down by zomgADDONS/// your head may explode :DOh, also.. use shadowed unitframes, not pitbull. Likewise, grid over vuh-doh. They're both pretty easy to set up and use out of the box. they're both very configurable, but out of the box, they work. :D anyway.. a guildie of mine swears by NUI.
11-02-2010 @ 3:56PM
@ Colby - I've tried nUI myself, I wasn't a fan. Mostly for the same reason that I didn't like SpartanUI. Spartan was the prettier of the two while nUI had more configuration options, but at the end of they day they were both designed by people that have a different idea of how a UI should be laid out than myself.@ Cross - I'm just going to echo what others have said and suggest you take a shot at designing your own. You certainly don't need to go as crazy as Sewell and create custom art in photoshop or anything like that. Just take the sentence "It bugs me how _____ is laid out" and fill in the blank, then download one or two addons to try to fix those problems. You can create a fairly tidy interface with little more than some Unit Frames, a bar mod and a minimap. The more you play with things and get a feel for thew way you want it, then you can jump into a full UI overhaul and make something truly personal and unique. Start small, though. One addon at a time.
11-02-2010 @ 4:01PM
Wow, thanks for all the input guys.. will be playing around when I get time..@Mathew, when will this article be posted? :)
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