Basically, MUI is a collection of libraries which allow programmers to easily create and maintain graphical user interfaces. Besides from a few very simple approaches, MUI was the first tool of this category to go a completely new and object oriented way. Constant development and continued support from users and programmers over the past years have made MUI by far the most successfull available GUI toolkit for the Amiga platform.

MUI always went one step further as other products, consequently implementing and further developing modern guidelines of user interface design. The basic philosophy behind MUI lies within the following short sentence:

Offer as much freedom as possible to users by taking away as much work as possible from programmers.

This simple guideline has always been and will always be the major point in MUI. A programmer only specifies very few aspects about his user interfaces directly, thus reducing his work and leaving lots of room for later customization by the user.

MUI reaches its goals by following modern, object oriented approaches in specifying window layouts. Elements are not placed directly to some fixed locations but are instead grouped in special containers which then dynamically control display and positioning. During this process, MUI has the chance to take the users preferences into account, making all applications look like the user likes it best.

MUI's modern concepts enable a great number of powerful features, reaching from resolution and font sensitivity to an unmatched number of configuration options.

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