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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 for Wayland
WebKitForWayland on Weston IVI Shell
Maximize the Performance of HTML5 Video in RPI2 (ELC 2016)
Streams API talk (Web Engines Hackfest 2015)
CSS Grid Layout from the inside out (HTML5DevConf Autumn 2015)
WebKitGTK+: Threaded Compositor
HTTPS Achievements and Challenges (Web Engines Hackfest 2015)
CSS Grid Layout is Just Around the Corner (CSSConf US 2015)
Accelerated compositing in WebKit: Now and in the future (DEVIEW 2015)
Improving Performance of a WebKit Port MIPS Platform (ELC 2014)
CSS Regions on WebKit and Blink: Improving Selection
WebKit/Blink: CSS Grid Layout
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

Updates

Frédéric Wang 16/04/2016

OpenType MATH in HarfBuzz

TL;DR: • Work is in progress to add OpenType MATH support in HarfBuzz and will be instrumental for many math rendering engines relying on that library, including browsers. • For stretchy operators, an efficient way to determine the...

Michael Catanzaro 31/03/2016

Positive progress on WebKitGTK+ security updates

I previously reported that, although WebKitGTK+ releases regular upstream security updates, most Linux distributions are not taking the updates. At the time, only Arch Linux and Fedora were reliably releasing our security updates. So I’m quite...

Michael Catanzaro 31/03/2016

Epiphany 3.20

So, what’s new in Epiphany 3.20? First off: overlay scrollbars. Because web sites have the ability to style their scrollbars (which you’ve probably noticed on Google sites), WebKit embedders cannot use a normal GtkScrolledWindow to display...

Carlos García Campos 22/03/2016

WebKitGTK+ 2.12

We did it again, the Igalia WebKit team is pleased to announce a new stable release of WebKitGTK+, with a bunch of bugs fixed, some new API bits and many other improvements. I’m going to talk here about some of the most important changes, but as...

Michael Catanzaro 13/03/2016

Do you trust this application?

Much of the software you use is riddled with security vulnerabilities. Anyone who reads Matthew Garrett knows that most proprietary software is a lost cause. Some Linux advocates claim that free software is more secure than proprietary software, but...

Commits

Changeset [200451]: [TexMap] Clean up TextureMapperShaderProgram ...

5 edits in trunk/Source/WebCore [TexMap] Clean up TextureMapperShaderProgram ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=157302 Reviewed by Carlos Garcia Campos. Clean up the header and the implementation file of the TextureMapperShaderProgram class....

Žan Doberšek05/05/2016

Changeset [200427]: [css-grid] Refactor information stored related to column positions ...

2 edits in trunk/Source/WebCore [css-grid] Refactor information stored related to column positions ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=157342 Reviewed by Darin Adler. In m_columnPositions we were storing position of each column including the...

Manuel Rego04/05/2016

Changeset [200415]: AX: ARIA 'region' role is now a landmark; HTML 'section' element should be ...

30 edits in trunk AX: ARIA 'region' role is now a landmark; HTML 'section' element should be a landmark only if named ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=157331 Reviewed by Chris Fleizach. Source/WebCore: The 'region' role is now mapped as...

Joanmarie Diggs04/05/2016

Changeset [200413]: Unreviewed, fixing crashing GTK+ tests after r200407. * ...

2 edits in trunk/Source/WebCore Unreviewed, fixing crashing GTK+ tests after r200407. platform/graphics/texmap/TextureMapperGL.cpp: (WebCore::TextureMapperGLData::SharedGLData::~SharedGLData): Don't use RELEASE_ASSERT. Also fix the actual...

Žan Doberšek04/05/2016

Changeset [200408]: [CoordGraphics] CompositingCoordinator should hande root compositing and ...

8 edits in trunk/Source [CoordGraphics] CompositingCoordinator should hande root compositing and view overlay layers separately ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=157305 Reviewed by Carlos Garcia Campos. Source/WebCore: Split out handling...

Žan Doberšek04/05/2016