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


Jacobo Aragunde 13/06/2018

Chromium official/release builds and icecc

You may already be using icecc to compile your Chromium, either by following some instructions like the ones published by my colleague Gyuyoung or using the popular icecc-chromium set of scripts. In those cases, you will probably get in some …...

Michael Catanzaro 05/06/2018

Security vulnerability in Epiphany Technology Preview

If you use Epiphany Technology Preview, please update immediately and ensure you have revision 3.29.2-26 or newer. We discovered and resolved a vulnerability that allowed websites to access internal Epiphany features and thereby exfiltrate passwords from...

Maksim Sisov 29/05/2018

Chromium with Ozone/Wayland: BlinkOn9, dmabuf and more refactorings…

It has been quite a long while since we wrote blogs about our Chromium Ozone/Wayland effort, and there are a lot of news right now. Igalia participated in the BlinkOn9 conference and gave a talk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DREywLVAVeo) about the...

Michael Catanzaro 28/05/2018

Thoughts on Flatpak after four months of Epiphany Technology Preview

It’s been four months since I announced Epiphany Technology Preview — which I’ve been using as my main browser ever since — and five months since I announced the availability of a stable channel via Flatpak. For the most part,...

Frédéric Wang 26/04/2018

BlinkOn 9: Working on the Web Platform from a cooperative

Last week, I attended BlinkOn 9. I was very happy to spend some time with my colleagues working on Chromium, including a new developer who will join my team next week (to be announced soon!). This edition had the usual format with presentations,...


Changeset in webkit [236104]: [EME][GStreamer] The current EME implementation doesn't support the ...

8 edits in trunk [EME][GStreamer] The current EME implementation doesn't support the waitingforkey event ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=185590 Reviewed by Philippe Normand. Source/WebCore: When decryptors are blocked waiting for the...

Xabier Rodríguez18/09/2018

Changeset in webkit [236102]: Unreviewed build fix after r236101. * ...

2 edits in trunk/Source/WebKit Unreviewed build fix after r236101. UIProcess/WebResourceLoadStatisticsStore.cpp: (WebKit::WebResourceLoadStatisticsStore::flushAndDestroyPersistentStore): Correct a BinarySemaphore::wait() call which now accepts no...

Žan Doberšek18/09/2018

Changeset in webkit [236051]: Unreviewed, fix incorrect WPE build fix made in r236009 This isn't ...

3 edits in trunk/Source/WebKit Unreviewed, fix incorrect WPE build fix made in r236009 This isn't the right place to add the typedef. I failed to notice that the WebKitWebView type is not actually used anywhere in this header. Actually, the...

Michael Catanzaro17/09/2018

Changeset in webkit [236009]: Unreviewed, speculative WPE build fix after r236004 ...

2 edits in trunk/Source/WebKit Unreviewed, speculative WPE build fix after r236004 ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=189545 UIProcess/API/wpe/WebKitScriptDialog.h:

Michael Catanzaro14/09/2018

Changeset in webkit [236006]: [EME] Add support the waitingforkey event ...

5 edits in trunk/Source/WebCore [EME] Add support the waitingforkey event ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=189616 Reviewed by Philippe Normand. Crossplatform support to fire the waitingforkey event from the player to the element. The...

Xabier Rodríguez14/09/2018