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

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


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...

Maksim Sisov 27/02/2019

Review of Igalia’s Chromium team’s activities (2018/H2).

A first semiyearly report, which overviews our Chromium team’s activities and accomplishments, focusing on the activity of the second semester of year 2018. Contributions to the Chromium mainline repository: Ozone/Wayland support in Chromium...


Changeset in webkit [244189]: Updated Spanish translation ...

2 edits in trunk/Source/WebCore/platform/gtk/po Updated Spanish translation ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=196810 Patch by Álvaro Torralba on 2019-04-11 Rubber-stamped by Michael Catanzaro. es.po:

Michael Catanzaro11/04/2019

Changeset in webkit [244138]: Unreviewed, rolling out r243989. Broke i686 builds Reverted ...

5 edits1 delete in trunk Unreviewed, rolling out r243989. Broke i686 builds Reverted changeset: "[CMake] Detect SSE2 at compile time" ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=196488 ​https://trac.webkit.org/changeset/243989

Michael Catanzaro10/04/2019

Changeset in webkit [244108]: [WPE] Avoid async IO starving timers ...

2 edits in trunk/Source/WTF [WPE] Avoid async IO starving timers ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=196733 Reviewed by Carlos Garcia Campos. If AsyncIONetwork and DiskCacheRead priorities are higher than MainThreadSharedTimer the timers get...

Enrique Ocaña10/04/2019

Changeset in webkit [244036]: Implement white-space:break-spaces value ...

20 edits6 adds in trunk Implement white-space:break-spaces value ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=177327 Reviewed by Myles Maxfield and Zalan Bujtas. LayoutTests/imported/w3c: Imoprted a few aditional tests from the CSS Text WPT suite...

Javier Fernández08/04/2019

Changeset in webkit [243971]: [GTK][WPE] outlook.live.com displays old-fashioned UI ...

4 edits in trunk [GTK][WPE] outlook.live.com displays old-fashioned UI ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=196642 Reviewed by Carlos Garcia Campos. Source/WebCore: The new good looking UI is shown as long as pretend we're a Mac in the...

Sergio Villar08/04/2019