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


Manuel Rego 19/06/2014

CSS Grid Layout Automatic Placement

In his last post my mate Sergio explained the different syntax to position elements inside a grid. Now is time to talk about the automatic placement feature, how it works and show some examples of its potential...

Manuel Rego 19/05/2014

CSS Grid Layout at BlinkOn 2

Past week I’d been attending BlinkOn 2 at Google office in Zurich. I think that the best part of this kind of events is to have the chance to meet many well known people that you only see usually in the bug tracker and IRC. It was nice to see other...

Manuel Rego 05/05/2014

Selection interaction in CSS Regions is now spec compliant

This post is a recap to summarize all the work we’ve been doing in Igalia during the last months related to selection in CSS Regions. Wrap-up Back in October 2013 my mate Javi explained the different problems we detected on how selection worked in...

Javier Fernández 30/04/2014

2014 Webkit Contributors Meeting

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to represent Igalia in the Webkit Contributors Meeting. It was hosted by Apple at their campus in Cupertino and, unlike what some Igalia’s fellows told me about, it wasn’t the huge event it used to be...

Javier Fernández 11/04/2014

New shorthand properties for CSS Grid Layout

I’ve been working for a while already on the implementation of the CSS Grid Layout standard for the WebKit and Blink web engines. It’s a complex specification, indeed, like most of them, so I enjoyed a lot decrypting all the angles behind the...


Remove CompositorData::add_child

Remove CompositorData::add_child The contents of this method have dwindled to two statements. Just remove the method now.

Martin Robinson01/08/2014

Rename Compositor::ask_for_tiles to send_buffer_requests_for_all_layers

Rename Compositor::ask_for_tiles to send_buffer_requests_for_all_layers This name better reflects what the method does.

Martin Robinson01/08/2014

Push get_buffer_requests_recursively into rust-layers

Push get_buffer_requests_recursively into rust-layers Also do some reorganization and abstraction in IOCompositor now that we do not have to borrow self.scene.root.

Martin Robinson01/08/2014

Changeset [171850]: Unreviewed. Update OptionsGTK.cmake and NEWS for 2.5.1 release. .: * ...

Unreviewed. Update OptionsGTK.cmake and NEWS for 2.5.1 release. .: Source/cmake/OptionsGTK.cmake: Bump version numbers. Source/WebKit2: gtk/NEWS: Add release notes for 2.5.1.

Carlos García Campos31/07/2014

[CSS Grid Layout] Adapting align-self, align-items and justify-self to

[CSS Grid Layout] Adapting align-self, align-items and justify-self to the last CSS 3 spec. Added support and test cases for the new values, baseline last-baseline, flex-start, flex-end. Properly set the initial value to 'auto' in all properties....

Javier Fernández31/07/2014