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8-16-2011 @ 8:05PM
I'm sure this add-on works for some people, but tidy it is not.Just looking at the UI there's numerous things that stand out: the huge chatframe which is so big that it still shows things over two minutes old in the middle of a raid bossfight, the equally huge minimap littered with addon icons, an achievement tracker which overlaps with both the minimap and the raid timers, a large frame with what seems to be some sort of Skype-like indicator, dozens of debuffs on the target frame (do you really need to know whether a poison was applied 4 or 5 times - if it matters at all). Looking at the actionbar, there's quite a bit of clutter there as well. Starting with the mount, fishing, righteous fury, blessing of might, redemption, etc. The huge DPS-meter is also of questionable utility, especially as a tank, but I'll admit to having carried one along for a long time as well.I will also never understand why people need to be reminded of their character's name and have it shown so prominently on their player frame- but I digress!Now, some suggestions to start addressing some of these issues:SexyMap. It's default state is somewhat overdone with all the textures surrounding the minimap, but those are easy enough to turn off. What you're left with is a very simple and configurable minimap which allows you to hide all those buttons or allow them to show up when you're mousing over the minimap. It also has a HUD function, which I imagine can be nice for those with gathering professions. The addon is apparently a bit old, but I've never had any issues with it.OPie. A fantastic way to gather all those spells you do need, though not often, and make them both accessible and keep them from cluttering your screen. It was featured on the site a few years back by Sean Forsgren: http://wow.joystiq.com/2008/06/29/addon-spotlight-opie/Other issues can be addressed within the Addons already in place. It's mostly a case of cleaning up, some repositioning, and removing that which isn't really needed, etc.
8-17-2011 @ 3:43AM
Clean means about fairly minimal amount of information present, typically that which is considered important to the user of the UI.While there are certainly some questionable decisions over sizing, that comes down mostly to the defaults of the addons.Damage Meters do not need to be visible in combat, so the size is a non-issue.Though I will second the use of Opie as I use it myself.
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