Unfortunately, the bar style tends to get pretty crowded. Even with icons to help differentiate each bar, it often turns into a mass of hard to read timers when my eyes are so often locked on Grid and making sure I'm not standing in Bad Stuff. It takes time to pick out a particular ability from the mass of timers.
So, when I ran across a couple UI screenshots from Zing at Totemz, I quickly noticed the nice layout of the boss timers. Zing was very helpful in pointing me towards where I could duplicate them for my own DBM!
The visual layout was created by Damia and can be downloaded as a part of Damia's full UI compilation on WoWInterface. Damia has done a ton of .lua edits, so this does mean that in order to use even this one DBM change, you do need to keep a backup copy of the template file to put back into your DBM folder each time you update it. Some people may find this to be far too much hassle; for myself, I like the layout change so much that it is worth the extra step.
To install, download the DamiaUI zip file and find inside of it the interface/addons/DBM-Core/dbt-template.xml.
- Copy the dbt-template.xml file into your own interface/addons/DBM-Core folder.
- Copy HalM.tga from Damia's DBM-Core/textures folder to your own DBM-Core/textures folder.
- Copy frameborder.tga from Damia's DBM-Core/textures folder to your own DBM-Core/textures folder.
- Keep a copy of both on hand for future DBM updates.
I've raided a few nights with this tweaked DBM texture file and I love it. If the DBM crew could incorporate this texture as an option in the original mod, I'd be ecstatic!