I’ll start by saying thanks again to those of you who posted UI suggestions on my first how-the-heck-do-I-make-a-better-UI?! post. I spent a good part of my little staycation playing with Grid and Clique, and while I have the feeling that they or VuhDo have the potential to be better for me than HealBot, my healing was headed downhill during my 25-man progression raid using them (largely, I think, due to lack of familiarity), so I turned them off again.
I added SpartanUI, Bartender 4 and Chatter to help clean up my screen and have come to an “interim UI” place. Spartan UI is great for my non-healing characters and pretty good for my healing ones. While this will not be my final UI, this is certainly a happy compromise with what I had before. Below are my “before” and “after” pics.
I tried HoTCandy, but found it a bit redundant with Grid in terms of knowledge. I’ve also held off on MiK’s Scrolling Battle Text – for an add-on noob, I decided to take it one step at a time.
I really like the organized bottom portion of Twigleaf’s UI over at the Reader UI of the Week at WoW.com, which solves what I think may have been my Grid problem – the boxes being too big.
I still need to play with fun UIs like MultiShot and Postal, but I’m getting there…
The long and the short of it is that while this “interim UI” may not be my final version, it is a step up. And now I feel more comfortable about (a) experimenting with my UI even when I have a raid coming and (b) working with Grid. I’m going to try VuhDo as well (and Grid again) and probably eventually switch from HealBot. When I change again, I’ll update everyone. In the meantime, here’s my happy medium, and, of course, I’m happy to hear further suggestions as well on my journey-to-a-better-UI.