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


Manuel Rego 09/01/2017

Coloring the insertion caret

On the last weeks Igalia has been working in adding support for caret-color property on Blink. This post is a summary of the different tasks done to achieve it. First steps Basically I started investigating a little bit the state of art. caret-color is...

Frédéric Wang 22/12/2016

¡Igalia is hiring!

If you read this blog, you probably know that I joined Igalia early this year, where I have been involved in projects related to free software and web engines. You may however not be aware that Igalia has a flat & cooperative structure where all decisions...

Miguel Gómez 19/12/2016

WPE: Web Platform for Embedded

WPE is a new WebKit port optimized for embedded platforms that can support a variety of display protocols like Wayland, X11 or other native implementations. It is the evolution of the port formerly known as WebKitForWayland, and it was born as part of a...

Frédéric Wang 10/12/2016

STIX Two in Gecko and WebKit

On the 1st of December, the STIX Fonts project announced the release of STIX 2. If you never heard about this project, it is described as follows: The mission of the Scientific and Technical Information Exchange (STIX) font creation project is...

Frédéric Wang 03/12/2016

Chromium on R-Car M3 & AGL/Wayland

As my fellow igalian Antonio Gomes explained on his blog, we have recenly been working on making the master branch of Chromium run on Linux Desktop using the upstream Ozone/Wayland backend. This effort is supported by Renesas and they were interested to...


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