Browsers and Client-side Web Technologies

Igalia leads the development of essential projects and components in the areas of web rendering and browsers. We have the most WebKit, Chromium/Blink and Firefox expertise found in the consulting business, including many reviewers and committers.

WebKit is a cross-platform, Free Software web rendering engine. It is used everywhere from major Web browsers  to embedded  platforms. Our numerous contributions to the WebKit project include more than 3500 commits and 2000 reviews since 2009 leading critical areas of the project like the GStreamer media backend, the cairo 2D graphics backend, the libsoup network backend, the ATK accessibility backend and new web technologies like CSS grid layout. Igalia is also the maintainer of the GTK+ port that provides a high quality API for embedders based on the GNOME platform.

Blink started in 2013 as a fork of WebKit. It's currently used by Chrome browser and it's being adopted by other embedders. Since the transition to Blink for a WebKit developer is quite easy and natural, Igalia currently counts with several Blink committers actively working in the project.

Our team members are not only WebKit/Blink experts, they are engineers with solid backgrounds in embedded, graphics, UI design and multimedia. They integrate WebKit in user-oriented environments like the GNOME platform, where we drive the web development effort and maintain its flagship web browser, Epiphany.

As maintainers of the GTK+ port of WebKit we have considerable experience creating, maintaining and optimizing ports of WebKit, as well as desgining high level APIs for embedders.

Our  developers are knowledgeable about all aspects of Web rendering engines including  JavaScript engine, multimedia, graphics and rendering, networking, accessibility, HTML5 and API design. We can help  you improve the use of your Web framework to maximize the power of your hardware.

Featured Media

WebKit/Blink: CSS Grid Layout
CSS Regions on WebKit and Blink: Improving Selection
Epiphany Browser: GNOME Web 3.12
WebKit2 And You (GUADEC 2013)
Web: The future is now (GUADEC 2013)
WebKitGTK+ Multimedia: HTML5 WebAudio API
Epiphany "Web" Browser: GNOME meets Chrome Store
WebKitGTK+: WebGL and Accelerated Compositing
WebKit2GTK+: The UI and the Web process
WebKit2GTK+: The Plugin process
Angry Birds web application - standalone on webkit
Example of Webkit running standalone app
Epiphany web browser
Epiphany web browser
Yelp, the help application for GNOME uses WebKit
Yelp, the help application for GNOME uses WebKit
Devhelp, the programming API browser for GNOME uses WebKit
Devhelp, the programming API browser for GNOME uses WebKit
WebKit logo
WebKit logo


Sergio Villar 23/09/2014

Grids everywhere!

Hi dear readers, it’s awesome to see people-really-excited (including our friends at Bloomberg) about CSS Grid Layout, specially after Rachel Andrew‘s talk in CSSConf. I really believe CSS Grid Layout will be a revolution for web designers as...

Javier Fernández 08/09/2014

Box Alignment and Grid Layout

As some of my readers already know, Igalia and Bloomberg are collaborating in the implementation of the Grid Layout specification for the Blink/Chromium and WebKit web engines. As part of this assignment, I had the opportunity to review and contirbute to...

Carlos García Campos 06/08/2014

GTK+ 3 Plugins in WebKitGTK+ and Evince Browser Plugin

The WebKit2 GTK+ API has always been GTK+ 3 only, but WebKitGTK+ still had a hard dependency on GTK+ 2 because of the plugin process. Some popular browser plugins like flash or Java use GTK+ 2 unconditionally (and it seems they are not going to be ported...

Víctor Jáquez 05/08/2014


The last Friday 25 of July, National Day of Galicia, started very early because I had to travel to Strasbourg, official seat of the European Parliament, not for any political duty, but for the GNOME Users and Developers European Conference, the GUADEC!...

Carlos García Campos 01/08/2014

WebKitGTK+ 2.5.1: Good bye WebKit1

WebKitGTK+ 2.5.1 is the first version of this release cycle. It comes very late mainly due to the regressions introduced by the switch to CMake and the problems we found after removing WebKit1 from the tree. It also includes some new features that...


Add an option to show debug fragment borders

Add an option to show debug fragment borders This is quite a bit cleaner than abusing the rust debug functionality. If we start collecting too many debugging options in the servo executable we could opt to organize them into a single option. Fixes #2263.

Martin Robinson22/10/2014

Add an option to validate display list items

Add an option to validate display list items When this option is enabled, the layout task will print an error when display list items draw outside their owning Flow's position rect. This will make it easier to detect layout errors before they break...

Martin Robinson22/10/2014

Changeset [174992]: AX: [ATK] CSS-generated text content not exposed to assistive technologies ...

4 edits2 adds1 delete in trunk AX: [ATK] CSS-generated text content not exposed to assistive technologies ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=137669 Reviewed by Chris Fleizach. Source/WebCore: Do not use a text iterator to get the text for...

Joanmarie Diggs21/10/2014

Changeset [174984]: Merge r174927 - [SOUP] Disable SSLv3 ...

3 edits in releases/WebKitGTK/webkit-2.6/Source/WebKit2 Merge r174927 - [SOUP] Disable SSLv3 ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=137859 Patch by Michael Catanzaro on 2014-10-21 Reviewed by Carlos Garcia Campos. Set G_TLS_GNUTLS_PRIORITY if...

Carlos García Campos21/10/2014

Changeset [174983]: Merge r174930 - Change the default TLS errors policy to ...

4 edits in releases/WebKitGTK/webkit-2.6 Merge r174930 - Change the default TLS errors policy to WEBKIT_TLS_ERRORS_POLICY_FAIL ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=137832 Patch by Michael Catanzaro on 2014-10-20 Reviewed by Carlos Garcia...

Carlos García Campos21/10/2014