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


Michael Catanzaro 24/03/2017

A Web Browser for Awesome People (Epiphany 3.24)

Are you using a sad web browser that integrates poorly with GNOME or elementary OS? Was your sad browser’s GNOME integration theme broken for most of the past year? Does that make you feel sad? Do you wish you were using an awesome web browser that...

Carlos García Campos 20/03/2017

WebKitGTK+ 2.16

The Igalia WebKit team is happy to announce WebKitGTK+ 2.16. This new release drastically improves the memory consumption, adds new API as required by applications, includes new debugging tools, and of course fixes a lot of bugs. Memory consumption After...

Enrique Ocaña 20/03/2017

Media Source Extensions upstreaming, from WPE to WebKitGTK+

A lot of good things have happened to the Media Source Extensions support since my last post, almost a year ago. The most important piece of news is that the code upstreaming has kept going forward at a slow, but steady pace. The amount of code Igalia had...

Manuel Rego 16/03/2017

CSS Grid Layout is Here to Stay

It’s been a long journey but finally CSS Grid Layout is here!

Jacobo Aragunde 27/02/2017

GENIVI-fying Chromium, part 2

In the previous blog post, we introduced the work to port Chromium to the GENIVI Development Platform (GDP). We have continued working to improve the integration, and make everything easier to build. In first place, we are now using the … Continue...


Changeset in webkit [214564]: [css-align] Adapt self-alignment properties to the new baseline syntax ...

15 edits1 copy in trunk [css-align] Adapt self-alignment properties to the new baseline syntax ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=170235 Reviewed by David Hyatt. Source/WebCore: The baseline-position syntax has changed recently, so we need...

Javier Fernández30/03/2017

Changeset in webkit [214550]: [GCrypt] Add a Handle class to help with GCrypt object lifetime ...

3 edits1 add in trunk/Source/WebCore [GCrypt] Add a Handle class to help with GCrypt object lifetime control ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=170238 Reviewed by Michael Catanzaro. Source/WebCore: The platform-specific CryptoAlgorithmHMAC...

Žan Doberšek29/03/2017

Changeset in webkit [214538]: [GCrypt] Move over empty GnuTLS-based SUBTLE_CRYPTO implementation ...

3 edits12 adds1 delete in trunk/Source/WebCore [GCrypt] Move over empty GnuTLS-based SUBTLE_CRYPTO implementation files ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=170232 Reviewed by Michael Catanzaro. Migrate the GnuTLS SUBTLE_CRYPTO implementation...

Žan Doberšek29/03/2017

Changeset in webkit [214537]: [GnuTLS] Remove unused CryptoDigestGnuTLS, CryptoAlgorithmHMACGnuTLS ...

2 edits2 deletes in trunk/Source/WebCore [GnuTLS] Remove unused CryptoDigestGnuTLS, CryptoAlgorithmHMACGnuTLS implementation files ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=170231 Reviewed by Michael...

Žan Doberšek29/03/2017

Changeset in webkit [214535]: [GTK][OWR] Rebaseline ...

2 edits in trunk/LayoutTests [GTK][OWR] Rebaseline fast/mediastream/RTCPeerConnection-addIceCandidate.html after r214527 ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=170192 Unreviewed test...

Carlos López29/03/2017