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 WPE ports of WebKit we have considerable experience creating, maintaining and optimizing ports of WebKit, as well as designing 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

Summary of Igalia's contributions to Chromium in the past year (BlinkOn 10)
HTML5 apps on AGL (BlinkOn 10)
Be Part of the CSS Evolution (W3C Developer Meetup 2018)
Servo and GStreamer (GStreamer Conference 2018)
Encrypted Media Extensions with GStreamer in WebKit (GStreamer Conference 2018)
WPE - The Adaptable Web Engine Product for Embedding (IBC 2018)
The pathway to Chromium on Wayland (Web Engines Hackfest 2018)
WPE. Current Status and Future (Web Engines Hackfest 2018)
The Chromium/Wayland Project (Lightning Talk) (BlinkOn 9)
The Chromium project's Way to Wayland (FOSDEM 2018)
WPE WebKit: HTML5 User Interfaces for Embedded Devices (ELC Europe 2017)
WPE, a New WebKit Port Optimised for Embedded (IBC 2017)
The Chromium/Wayland project (Web Engines Hackfest 2017)
WebRTC(s) in WebKit(s)! (Web Engines Hackfest 2017)
Media Source Extension on WebKit (GStreamer Conference 2017)
From "WebKit for Wayland" to WPE (Web Engines Hackfest 2016)
WebKit Security Updates (GUADEC 2016)
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


Adrián Pérez 21/05/2019

WPE WebKit 2.24

While WPE WebKit 2.24 has now been out for a couple of months, it includes over a year of development effort since our first official release.

Philippe Normand 08/04/2019

Introducing WPEQt, a WPE API for Qt5

WPEQt provides a QML plugin implementing an API very similar to the QWebView API. This blog post explains the rationale behind this new project aimed for QtWebKit users. Qt5 already provides multiple WebView APIs, one based on QtWebKit...

Jacobo Aragunde 28/03/2019

The Chromium startup process

I’ve been investigating the process of Chromium startup, the classes involved and the calls exchanged between them. This is a summary of my findings! There are several implementations of a browser living inside Chromium source code, known as...

Michael Catanzaro 27/03/2019

Epiphany 3.32 and WebKitGTK 2.24

I’m very pleased to (belatedly) announce the release of Epiphany 3.32 and WebKitGTK 2.24. This Epiphany release contains far more changes than usual, while WebKitGTK continues to improve steadily as well. There are a lot of new features to discuss,...

Michael Catanzaro 19/03/2019

Epiphany Technology Preview Upgrade Requires Manual Intervention

Jan-Michael has recently changed Epiphany Technology Preview to use a separate app ID. Instead of org.gnome.Epiphany, it will now be org.gnome.Epiphany.Devel, to avoid clashing with your system version of Epiphany. You can now have separate desktop icons...


Changeset in webkit [245770]: [l10n] [pt_BR] Updated Brazilian Portuguese translation ...

2 edits in trunk/Source/WebCore/platform/gtk/po [l10n] [pt_BR] Updated Brazilian Portuguese translation ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=198245 Patch by Rafael Fontenelle on 2019-05-25 Rubber-stamped by Michael Catanzaro. pt_BR.po:

Michael Catanzaro25/05/2019

Changeset in webkit [245275]: Implement "line-break: anywhere" ...

15 edits36 adds in trunk Implement "line-break: anywhere" ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=181169 Reviewed by Myles C. Maxfield. LayoutTests/imported/w3c: New tests to verify the new line-break: anywhere feature and how it behaves...

Javier Fernández14/05/2019

Changeset in webkit [245234]: Unreviewed, fix unused variable warnings in release builds ...

4 edits in trunk/Source Unreviewed, fix unused variable warnings in release...

Michael Catanzaro13/05/2019

Changeset in webkit [245179]: Fix a bunch of compiler warnings ...

13 edits in trunk Fix a bunch of compiler warnings ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=197785 Reviewed by Don Olmstead. Source/ThirdParty/ANGLE: Add compiler flags to suppress various warnings triggered by the new version of...

Michael Catanzaro10/05/2019

Changeset in webkit [245176]: [WPE][GTK] Add webkit_frame_get_id() API ...

11 edits1 add in trunk [WPE][GTK] Add webkit_frame_get_id() API ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=197270 Reviewed by Carlos Garcia Campos. Source/WebKit: It's as simple as can be: just an API to return the ID of a...

Michael Catanzaro10/05/2019