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


Philippe Normand 15/12/2014

Web Engines Hackfest 2014

Last week I attended the Web Engines Hackfest. The event was sponsored by Igalia (also hosting the event), Adobe and Collabora. As usual I spent most of the time working on the WebKitGTK+ GStreamer backend and Sebastian Dröge kindly joined and...

Javier Fernández 11/12/2014

Web Engines Hackfest 2014

An awesome week is coming to the end and I’d like to thanks the sponsors for helping us to make possible that such an amazing group of hackers could work together to improve the web. We focused on some of the consolidated web engines but also about...

Manuel Rego 10/12/2014

Web Engines Hackfest 2014

The Hackfest Today we’re finishing the first edition of the Web Engines Hackfest. This is like the continuation of the “WebKitGTK+ Hackfest” that has been organized by Igalia since 2009. Checking some numbers, we’ve been 30 people...

Gwang Yoon Hwang 04/12/2014

Introducing Threaded Compositor

Since CSS Animation appeared, the graphics performance of WebKit has become an important issue, especially in embedded systems world. Many users (including me) want fancy and stunning user interfaces, even in a small handset device which have very...

Sergio Villar 04/11/2014

I’m attending BlinkOn3

Today I’m giving a speech at BlinkOn3, the Blink contributors’ conference held in Google’s Mountain View Office. Check the agenda for further details. The plan is to give an overview about the feature, present the most recent...


Changeset [177495]: [GTK] Allow to build with ENABLE_NETWORK_CACHE ...

9 edits1 add in trunk/Source/WebKit2 [GTK] Allow to build with ENABLE_NETWORK_CACHE ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=139728 Reviewed by Antti Koivisto. Just make it build for now. CMakeLists.txt: Add new files to...

Carlos García Campos18/12/2014

Changeset [177443]: [GTK] Simplify timeout handling in ...

2 edits in trunk/Tools [GTK] Simplify timeout handling in TestRunner::initializeWaitToDumpWatchdogTimerIfNeeded ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=139725 Reviewed by Martin Robinson. The timeout is already in milliseconds, so we don't need...

Carlos García Campos17/12/2014

Changeset [177442]: [TexMap] Sprinkle range-based for-loops where still possible ...

4 edits in trunk/Source/WebCore [TexMap] Sprinkle range-based for-loops where still possible ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=138752 Reviewed by Chris Dumez. Apply range-based for-loops where possible in the TextureMapper, TextureMapperGL...

Žan Doberšek17/12/2014

Changeset [177440]: Unreviewed. Fix GTK+ build after r177427. * ...

3 edits in trunk/Source/WebKit2 Unreviewed. Fix GTK+ build after r177427. UIProcess/API/gtk/PageClientImpl.cpp: (WebKit::PageClientImpl::setTextIndicatorAnimationProgress): UIProcess/API/gtk/PageClientImpl.h:

Carlos García Campos17/12/2014

Changeset [177359]: WebKitGTK+ 2.7.3

1 copy in releases/WebKitGTK/webkit-2.7.3 WebKitGTK+ 2.7.3

Carlos García Campos16/12/2014