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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 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

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

Updates

Manuel Rego 21/10/2018

Igalia at TPAC 2018

Just a quick update before boarding to Lyon for TPAC 2018. This year 12 igalians will be at TPAC, 10 employees (Álex García Castro, Daniel Ehrenberg, Javier Fernández, Joanmarie Diggs, Martin Robinson, Rob Buis, Sergio Villar, Thibault Saunier and...

Manuel Rego 10/10/2018

Web Engines Hackfest 2018

One year more and a new edition of the Web Engines Hackfest was arranged by Igalia. This time it was the tenth edition, the first five ones using the WebKitGTK+ Hackfest name and another five editions with the new broader name Web Engines Hackfest. A...

Manuel Rego 10/08/2018

Changes on CSS Grid Layout in percentages and indefinite height

This is a blog post about a change of behavior on CSS Grid Layout related to percentage row tracks and gutters in grid containers with indefinite height. Igalia has just implemented the change in Chromium and WebKit, which can affect some websites out...

Manuel Rego 08/08/2018

CSS Logical Properties and Values in Chromium and WebKit

Since the beginning of the web we have been used to deal with physical CSS properties for different features, for example we all know how to set a margin in an element using margin-left, margin-right, margin-top and/or margin-bottom. But with the...

Michael Catanzaro 21/07/2018

On Flatpak Nightlies

Here’s a little timeline of some fun we had with the GNOME master Flatpak runtime last week: Tuesday, July 10: a bad runtime build is published.  Trying to start any application results in error while loading shared libraries: libdw.so.1: cannot...

Commits

Changeset in webkit [237109]: Add new files missing from previous commit. * ...

2 edits6 adds in trunk Add new files missing from previous commit. Source/cmake/FindLibseccomp.cmake: Added.

Michael Catanzaro15/10/2018

Changeset in webkit [237107]: [GTK][WPE] Implement subprocess sandboxing ...

24 edits in trunk [GTK][WPE] Implement subprocess sandboxing ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=188568 Patch by Patrick Griffis on 2018-10-15 Reviewed by Michael Catanzaro. .: Add ENABLE_BUBBLEWRAP_SANDBOX option for...

Michael Catanzaro15/10/2018

Changeset in webkit [237033]: [GStreamer][MSE] Fix height calculation for streams with source aspect ...

2 edits in trunk/Source/WebCore [GStreamer][MSE] Fix height calculation for streams with source aspect ratio ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=190464 Reviewed by Xabier Rodriguez-Calvar. This patch is authored by Nikola Veljkovic...

Enrique Ocaña11/10/2018

Changeset in webkit [236985]: [WPE][GTK] Complex text crashes with harfbuzz 1.8.8 ...

2 edits in trunk/Source/WebCore [WPE][GTK] Complex text crashes with harfbuzz 1.8.8 ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=190409 Reviewed by Žan Doberšek. We discovered that harfbuzz 1.8.8 breaks WebKit by changing the ownership semantics...

Michael Catanzaro09/10/2018

Changeset in webkit [236834]: ENABLE(ASSERT) used in grid code when !ASSERT_DISABLED is desired ...

3 edits in trunk/Source/WebCore ENABLE(ASSERT) used in grid code when !ASSERT_DISABLED is desired ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=190145 Reviewed by Javier Fernandez. Replace ENABLE(ASSERT), which doesn't exist, with...

Michael Catanzaro04/10/2018