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Reader UI of the Week: Babyshotta of Alexstrazsa

Matthew Porter

World of Warcraft allows all of us an unprecedented ability to modify our user interface to meet our needs. Each week WoW Insider will bring you a fresh and detailed look at reader submitted UIs. Have a screenshot of your UI you want to submit? Send it, along with your character name and server, to

Babyshotta of Alexstrazsa (charming name, no really...) brings us this week's reader UI. I'd classify this kind of UI as "the working man's interface". Sure it's a little rough around the edges, but it gets the job done. He wrote us saying he plays on a 17 inch monitor so his screen real estate is cramped, but that his layout tries to make the most of the limited space. He said he probably has over 50 different addons installed but listed are the few, the proud, the brave(?) he just can't live without!

Bigwigs -The raid warning addon of pros!
Bartender - For handling the action bars.
cyCircled - To spice them up a little.
X-Pearl UnitFrames - For all his unit frame needs.
Fubar and its many plugins - To show relevant information.
MonkeyQuest - To keep track of all his quests
Lightheaded - To show where to go and what to do.
Quartz - For showing cast times and shot rotations.

Gallery: Reader UI of the Week 6/29/08 | 3 Photos

Working with such a small resolution can be difficult, particularly if you're an addonaholic like myself. He might try playing with the UI scale to trim down the space some of his addons take up. That way you can fit more on the bottom area keeping the middle of your screen less cluttered. If the font gets too small to read, try using Clearfont to adjust the typeface and size to something readable yet taking up less space.

Have a cool UI you want to submit? Take at least 3 screenshots of it in action in various situations, and send it, along with your character name and server, to

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