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


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+...

Víctor Jáquez 18/03/2015

GStreamer Hackfest 2015

Last weekend was the GStreamer Hackfest in Staines, UK, in the Samsung’s premises, who also sponsored the dinners and the lunches. Special thanks to Luis de Bethencourt, the almighty organizer! My main purpose was to sip one or two pints with the...

Javier Fernández 09/03/2015

Content Distribution in CSS Grid Layout

It’s been a while since Igalia and Bloomberg started to implement the Box Alignment specification for the CSS Grid Layout model. Some weeks ago we accomplished an important milestone of our roadmap landing in Blink trunk the last patches...

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...


Changeset [182147]: [CSS Grid Layout] Upgrade align-self and align-items parsing to CSS 3 ...

34 edits5 adds in trunk [CSS Grid Layout] Upgrade align-self and align-items parsing to CSS 3 ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=133359 Reviewed by David Hyatt. From Blink r164817 and r165264 by Source/WebCore: Broaden justify-self's...

Javier Fernández30/03/2015

Changeset [182139]: [GStreamer] More GL shared context fixes ...

5 edits in trunk/Source/WebCore [GStreamer] More GL shared context fixes ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=143216 Reviewed by Carlos Garcia Campos. Moved the GLX/EGL context tests to be done at runtime rather than using build-time macros...

Philippe Normand30/03/2015

Changeset [182101]: [TexMap] Seperate BitmapTexture related classes implementations from ...

12 edits8 adds in trunk/Source [TexMap] Seperate BitmapTexture related classes implementations from TextureMapper ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=142386 Reviewed by Žan Doberšek. TextureMapper and TextureMapperGL are bloated and tightly...

Gwang Yoon Hwang28/03/2015

Changeset [182056]: [GStreamer] share GL context in pipeline, part 2 ...

5 edits in trunk [GStreamer] share GL context in pipeline, part 2 ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=143049 Reviewed by Carlos Garcia Campos. .: Source/cmake/OptionsGTK.cmake: USE_GSTREAMER_GL is set only if OpenGL/ES2 is found and GLX/EGL...

Víctor Jáquez27/03/2015

Changeset [182005]: Avoid the Vector copy in WebTouchEvent constructor ...

9 edits in trunk/Source/WebKit2 Avoid the Vector copy in WebTouchEvent constructor ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=143043 Reviewed by Carlos Garcia Campos. Have the WebTouchEvent accept a Vector rvalue. The relevant code is updated so the...

Žan Doberšek26/03/2015