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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/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

Updates

Manuel Rego 30/06/2015

CSS Grid Layout is just around the corner (CSSConf US 2015)

Coming back to real life after a wonderful week in New York City is not that easy, but here we’re on the other side of the pond writing about CSS Grid Layout again. First kudos to Bocoup for the CSSConf US 2015 organization. Specially to Adam Sontag...

Manuel Rego 03/06/2015

Grid and the City

I’m really glad to announce that my talk “CSS Grid Layout is just around the corner” has been accepted at CSSConf US 2015 (18-19 June). Thanks to the organizers for selecting my proposal, it’s a pleasure to be among all these great speakers. BTW,...

Javier Fernández 01/06/2015

Distributing tracks along Grid Layout container

In my last post I introduced the concept of Content Distribution alignment and how it affects Grid Layout implementation. At that time, it was possible to use all the <content-position> values to select grid tracks position inside a grid...

Manuel Rego 31/03/2015

Web Engines Hackfest 2015: Save the dates!

This is a short note to announce the dates of the Web Engines Hackfest 2015, that will happen next winter at Igalia Headquearters in A Coruña (Spain), from Monday, 7th December, to Wednesday, 9th December. After all the great work and collaboration...

Carlos García Campos 23/03/2015

WebKitGTK+ 2.8.0

We are excited and proud of announcing WebKitGTK+ 2.8.0, your favorite web rendering engine, now faster, even more stable and with a bunch of new features and improvements. Gestures Touch support is one the most important features missing since WebKitGTK+...

Commits

configure.ac: Use AX_REQUIRE_DEFINED

Let's assume the user has an up-to-date copy of autoconf-archive (otherwise, he probably does not even have AX_REQUIRE_DEFINED). If so, we can ensure a better error message when a required external macro is missing.

Michael Catanzaro03/07/2015

Changeset [186259]: [GTK] Forcefully disable gtk-doc and gobject-introspection when ...

3 edits in trunk [GTK] Forcefully disable gtk-doc and gobject-introspection when crossbuilding ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=146590 Patch by Emanuele Aina on 2015-07-03 Reviewed by Martin Robinson. Source/PlatformGTK.cmake: override the...

Martin Robinson03/07/2015

Changeset [186258]: REGRESSION(r186025): [SOUP] NetworkCache gets blocked in traverse since ...

3 edits in trunk/Source/WebKit2 REGRESSION(r186025): [SOUP] NetworkCache gets blocked in traverse since r186025 ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=146545 Reviewed by Sergio Villar Senin. In r186025 the readSync method used when traversing...

Carlos García Campos03/07/2015

Be more careful with weak pointers

As a follow-up to bug #747422, be careful to remove weak pointers to objects when it appears that the lifetime of the object can outlive the lifetime of the memory location of the pointer. https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=751858

Michael Catanzaro02/07/2015