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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

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

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 [225967]: Unreviewed GTK+ build fix after r225954. * ...

2 edits in trunk/Source/WebKit Unreviewed GTK+ build fix after r225954. UIProcess/API/glib/WebKitPolicyDecision.cpp: Explicitly include the WebsitePoliciesData.h header, avoiding build failures due to incomplete WebsitePoliciesData type.

Žan Doberšek15/12/2017

session: Rework the safety check

Tanty and I both lost our Epiphany sessions yesterday... we need to tighten up our URI sanity check. http:/// is a valid SoupURI, but it should never be saved in the session.

Michael Catanzaro14/12/2017

Changeset in webkit [225888]: [WPE] WebCrypto should be a public option. ...

2 edits in trunk [WPE] WebCrypto should be a public option. ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=180780 Reviewed by Konstantin Tokarev. Make ENABLE_WEB_CRYPTO public and lower the dependency requirements when this option is not enabled. This...

Carlos López14/12/2017

Changeset in webkit [225830]: Unreviewed, fix !ENABLE(MEDIA_STREAM) build after r225822 ...

2 edits in trunk/Source/WebCore Unreviewed, fix !ENABLE(MEDIA_STREAM) build after r225822 ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=180666 html/HTMLMediaElement.cpp:

Michael Catanzaro13/12/2017

Changeset in webkit [225806]: Don't require perl(File::Copy::Recursive) ...

2 edits in trunk/Source/WebInspectorUI Don't require perl(File::Copy::Recursive) ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=180479 Reviewed by Daniel Bates. Fix the error handling. I added this at the last moment and failed to test. The logic...

Michael Catanzaro12/12/2017