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 developers 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+ and WebKit For Wayland ports 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


Javier Fernández 12/01/2015

Box Alignment and Grid Layout (II)

Some time has passed since my first post about the Box Alignment spec implementation status for Blink and WebKit web engines. I’ll do an update in this post and, since the gap between both web engines has grown considerably (I’ll do my best to...

Manuel Rego 08/01/2015

CSS Grid Layout 2014 Recap: Implementation Status

After the review of the changes in the CSS Grid Layout spec in my previous post, let’s focus now in the status of the implementation in Blink and WebKit. This post will try to cover what we’ve been doing in Igalia during 2014 around grid...

Xabier Rodríguez 07/01/2015

Streams API in WebKit at the Web Engines Hackfest

First of course I would like to thank Igalia for allowing me to use the company time to attend the hackfest and meeting such a group of amazing programmers! My purpose at the hackfest was to work with Youenn Fablet from Canon on implementing the...

Manuel Rego 30/12/2014

CSS Grid Layout 2014 Recap: Specification Evolution

Year 2014 is coming to an end, so it’s the perfect timing to review what has happened regarding the CSS Grid Layout spec, which Igalia has been implementing in both Blink and WebKit engines, as part of our collaboration with Bloomberg. I was...

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...


Changeset [181075]: Unreviewed. Fix /webkit2/WebKitWebResource/mime-type after r180927. In ...

2 edits in trunk/Tools Unreviewed. Fix /webkit2/WebKitWebResource/mime-type after r180927. In r180927 we updated the libsoup version used by the jhbuild. In this new version the sniffer uses image/x-icon instead of image/vnd.microsoft.icon for...

Carlos García Campos05/03/2015

Changeset [181074]: [SOUP] Check TLS errors as soon as they are set in the SoupMessage ...

4 edits in trunk [SOUP] Check TLS errors as soon as they are set in the SoupMessage ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=142244 Reviewed by Sergio Villar Senin. Source/WebCore: Connect to the notify::tls-errors signal of SoupMessage to...

Carlos García Campos05/03/2015

Changeset [180940]: Unreviewed. Bump libsoup version to to fix 32 bit build. * ...

2 edits in trunk/Tools Unreviewed. Bump libsoup version to to fix 32 bit build. gtk/jhbuild.modules:

Carlos García Campos03/03/2015

Changeset [180933]: WebKitGTK+ 2.7.91

1 copy in releases/WebKitGTK/webkit-2.7.91 WebKitGTK+ 2.7.91

Carlos García Campos03/03/2015

Changeset [180932]: Unreviewed. Update OptionsGTK.cmake and NEWS for 2.7.91 release. .: * ...

4 edits in releases/WebKitGTK/webkit-2.8 Unreviewed. Update OptionsGTK.cmake and NEWS for 2.7.91 release. .: Source/cmake/OptionsGTK.cmake: Bump version numbers. Source/WebKit2: gtk/NEWS: Add release notes for 2.7.91.

Carlos García Campos03/03/2015