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


Carlos García Campos 10/02/2017

Accelerated compositing in WebKitGTK+ 2.14.4

WebKitGTK+ 2.14 release was very exciting for us, it finally introduced the threaded compositor to drastically improve the accelerated compositing performance. However, the threaded compositor imposed the accelerated compositing to be always enabled, even...

Michael Catanzaro 08/02/2017

An Update on WebKit Security Updates

One year ago, I wrote a blog post about WebKit security updates that attracted a fair amount of attention at the time. For a full understanding of the situation, you really have to read the whole thing, but the most important point was that, while...

Michael Catanzaro 08/02/2017

On Epiphany Security Updates and Stable Branches

One of the advantages of maintaining a web browser based on WebKit, like Epiphany, is that the vast majority of complexity is contained within WebKit. Epiphany itself doesn’t have any code for HTML parsing or rendering, multimedia playback, or...

Frédéric Wang 23/01/2017

Mus Window System

TL; DR Igalia has recently been working on making Chromium Desktop run natively on Ozone/Wayland thanks to support from Renesas. This is however still experimental and there is a lot of UI work to do. In order to facilitate discussion at BlinkOn7 and...

Jacobo Aragunde 11/01/2017

GENIVI-fying Chromium

In the last weeks, I’ve been working to integrate Chromium in the GENIVI Development Platform (GDP). GENIVI provides a platform tailored for the needs of the In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) industry. It’s interesting to highlight their early...


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