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Let it never be said that I don't listen. After last week's sparse screenshot, many of you said you wanted to see a UI in real action, and especially a healer UI. I got a number of good submissions, but Twigleaf's (of Unity on Velen) stood out from the pack by being both very functional and very pretty. Everything has a place, the screen is information-packed, and nothing is ugly.
If this was my UI, I would move the center scrolling combat text up a bit, since I like to keep the very center of my screen clear to watch for things. But hey, it's not my UI. Let's see what Twigleaf has to say about it.
Lately, I've noticed that a lot of people are commenting that they would like to see a UI pictured with raid frames and all of those other mods necessary for raids. My UI is designed around seeing everything I need to know as a healer, while keeping many of the add ons smaller so that I can see when my raid members are standing in fires, void zones, or Yogg clouds. I also like to be neat and orderly, and my screen is arranged as symmetrically as possible with concurrent color schemes. My UI goes to show that you can have a lot of important raid add ons running while still being able to have a large amount of screen space. I use a Clique and Grid combination for healing the raid to minimize space. Overall, the UI is made to look sleek and get the job done.
Yep! Looks sleek, gets the job done, and shows a ton of information. As a raid healer myself, this is everything I'd need: raid frames down and center, myself and target frames below my character, tank frames off to the left, damage and threat meter down in the bottom-right.
I especially like the various rounded corners on the eePanels. The only thing that doesn't quite fit in this interface to me is the main tank frames; they need a little more integration as far as appearance. Overall though, a great healing UI.
- Acheron: death info
- Ackis Recipe List: profession info
- ArkInventory: bag compressor
- Atlasloot Enhanced: loot display
- Auctioneer: AH mod
- Bartender 4: Action bar replacement Bidder_EPGP: DKP mod
- ButtonFacade: button appearance changer
- Chatter: chat mod
- ClassLoot: shows loot priorities
- Clique: click-casting mod
- CowTip: tooltip replacement
- Deadly Boss Mods: boss timers and info
- Decursive: debuff remover
- eePanels 2: colored squares to add to background
- Elkano's Buff Bars: buff and debuff info
- Grid: raid frames replacement
- Grid Mana Bars: adds mana bars to grid
- GridStatusHots: tracks HoTs on grid
- HealPoints: tracks healing capabilities
- MiksScrollingBattleText: combat text mod
- Minimap Button Frame: collects minimap buttons into a moveable square
- Omen: threat meter
- oRA2: important raid info
- Pitbull: unit frames mod
- Quartz: casting bar replacement
- RatingBuster: tracks loot upgrades/stats
- Recount: combat meters
- SexyMap: minimap replacement
- SLDataText: FuBar-like add on with display info
And here's a bonus screenshot for reading this far, of the UI in its resting state.
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