Time To Rebuild

My existing User InterfaceThe UI that is… This has been a long time coming, but the more I procrastinated, the more I figured I should just wait until after the patch. Anyone who’s tinkered with their user interface knows of the fallout that occurs after any major content patch. My intention was to redo it tonight, but I don’t see that happening. It’s been a long day and I’m wiped.

I did manage to do some pre-planning though. I went to Curse and checked to see which of my favorite addons have been updated and which have not. So far it appears most of them have, aside from a select few. As expected, my screen’s been rife with pop-up error windows since the patch. I’m going to take this new redesign slow, ensuring that everything I install is 3.2 compliant.

While conducting my search for developer updates, I found a few interesting alternatives to popular addons that I’m going to try out. My goal with this new user interface is efficiency and functionality. I’m eliminating any of the unneeded fluff and making a few minor tweaks where I feel they’re needed.

Most of my WoW “career” has been spent playing without the use of addons, but the moment I started messing with things I was hooked. I’ve since tried at times to go back to the stock UI, but I just can’t bring myself to do it. UI customization is like an art form to me. I really enjoy laboring over a new UI design, as well as poring through dozens upon dozens of other players’ screenshots for inspiration.

Check back in a few days to see what I’ve arrived at. A full feature on my UI will be up next week as well. 😀

4 thoughts on “Time To Rebuild”

  1. Gar, as anyone who plays WoW can attest. UI Addons are the way to go to get the most of out of your WoW experience. It still baffles me when I find someone who doesn’t use at least 2 or 3. Quite frankly, anyone who doesn’t at least use a modifiable bar Addon just makes me cringe. I mean it’s cool to play how you want, but efficiency over basic UI in my book. When it’s completed, you need to scale it to my resolution so I can steal it.:) Or at least send me a zip file so I can tinker. You always have a nice clean UI, and while mine is ok I always like to fiddle with it. I don’t have the patience to learn how to write them.

    You remember that UI Howitzer posted a while back on the elitist jerks forum? That was a sweet UI and a lot of things he did were just awesome, I wonder if there is an updated one similar to that.

  2. Morganti’s buff bars. /love

    xperl (after you reduce it down to the essential parts) /love

    Grid+Clique /loveinabadway a.k.a. heaven on earth for a healer



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