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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 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

Web Engines Hackfest 2016 - From "WebKit for Wayland" to WPE
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

Jacobo Aragunde 14/09/2017

Attending BlinkOn 8

Next week I will be in Tokyo to attend BlinkOn 8! It will be a great opportunity to meet the Chromium community and share what we are doing. I will give a lightning talk about the challenges of making Chromium … Continue reading →

Carlos García Campos 09/09/2017

WebDriver support in WebKitGTK+ 2.18

WebDriver is an automation API to control a web browser. It allows to create automated tests for web applications independently of the browser and platform. WebKitGTK+ 2.18, that will be released next week, includes an initial implementation of the...

Frédéric Wang 07/09/2017

Review of Igalia's Web Platform activities (H1 2017)

Introduction For many years Igalia has been committed to and dedicated efforts to the improvement of Web Platform in all open-source Web Engines (Chromium, WebKit, Servo, Gecko) and JavaScript implementations (V8, SpiderMonkey, ChakraCore, JSC). We...

Xabier Rodríguez 31/08/2017

Some rough numbers on WebKit code

My wife asked me for some rough LOC numbers on the WebKit project and I think I could share them with you here as well. They come from r221232. As I’ll take into account some generated code it is relevant … Continue reading →

Frédéric Wang 30/08/2017

The AMP Project and Igalia working together to improve WebKit and the Web Platform

TL;DR The AMP Project and Igalia have recently been collaborating to improve WebKit’s implementation of the Web platform. Both teams are committed to make the Web better and we expect that all developers and users will benefit from this effort. In this...

Commits

Changeset in webkit [222461]: Unreviewed GTK test gardening * platform/gtk/TestExpectations:

2 edits in trunk/LayoutTests Unreviewed GTK test gardening platform/gtk/TestExpectations:

Michael Catanzaro25/09/2017

Changeset in webkit [222459]: Building release with -DLOG_DISABLED=0 fails ...

3 edits in trunk/Source/WebCore Building release with -DLOG_DISABLED=0 fails ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=177441 Reviewed by Michael Catanzaro. No new tests, it is a build...

Carlos López25/09/2017

Changeset in webkit [222442]: REGRESSION(r222160) [GTK] [Debug] Internal compiler error on the ...

2 edits in trunk/Tools REGRESSION(r222160) [GTK] [Debug] Internal compiler error on the buildbot (huge memory usage by GCC) ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=177223 Reviewed by Carlos Garcia Campos. When the user environment sets the...

Carlos López25/09/2017

Changeset in webkit [222438]: Viewport fit is no longer experimental ...

2 edits in trunk/Source/WebKit Viewport fit is no longer experimental ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=177417 Reviewed by Darin Adler. Shared/WebPreferencesDefinitions.h:

Michael Catanzaro25/09/2017

Revert "web-view: Save as MHTML by default"

This reverts commit 77626e20a6e4c312761e7f75184e26ae17a65552. Broke saving of plaintext files https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=785298

Michael Catanzaro25/09/2017