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 WebKit For Wayland 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

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 13/10/2016

Grid Layout Summertime

Summer season is over and despite of some nice holidays to rest, the Igalia team kept doing progress on the CSS Grid Layout implementation in Chromium/Blink and Safari/WebKit as part of our ongoing collaboration with Bloomberg. By the end of September...

Javier Fernández 09/10/2016

Web Engines Hackfest 2016

Last week I attended the Web Engines Hackfest 2016, hosted by Igalia at the HQ premises in A Coruña. For those still unaware, it’s a unconference like event focused on pure hacking and technical discussions about the main Web Engines supporting the...

Xabier Rodríguez 03/10/2016

WebRTC in WebKit/WPE

For some time I worked at Igalia to enable WebRTC on WebKitForWayland or WPE for the Raspberry Pi 2. The goal was to have the WebKit WebRTC tests working for a demo. My fellow Igalian Alex was working on the … Continue reading →

Antonio Gomes 29/09/2016

Making Chromium’s PDFium greater

One of the coolest things about working at Igalia, is that we have the chance to work on real world problems from day 1, either by improving an existing solution or creating new ones, based on open source technologies. During the past month, I worked on a...

Michael Catanzaro 26/09/2016

Epiphany Icon Refresh

We have a nice new app icon for Epiphany 3.24, thanks to Jakub Steiner: Wow pretty! The old icon was not actually specific to Epiphany, but was taken from the system, so it could be totally different depending on your icon theme. Here’s the icon...


Changeset [207663]: [css-grid] Content Alignment broken with indefinite sized grid container ...

5 edits in trunk [css-grid] Content Alignment broken with indefinite sized grid container ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=163724 Reviewed by Manuel Rego Casasnovas. Source/WebCore: The Grid Tracks sizing algorithm receives as parameter...

Javier Fernández21/10/2016

Remove concept of Layers from Servo

Remove concept of Layers from Servo Layers were a feature of the legacy drawing path. If we re-add them at some point, it probably makes more sense to make them a product of display list inspection. This change also remove a bunch of dead painting code.

Martin Robinson21/10/2016

Changeset [207660]: Import W3C EME tests https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=163214 ...

9 edits187 adds in trunk/LayoutTests Import W3C EME tests ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=163214 Reviewed by Youenn Fablet. LayoutTests/imported/w3c: Import the W3C EME tests from the web-platform-tests repository on GitHub. The import...

Žan Doberšek21/10/2016

Changeset [207659]: Fix JSC cast-align compiler warnings on ARMv7 ...

4 edits in trunk/Source/JavaScriptCore Fix JSC cast-align compiler warnings on ARMv7 ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=163744 Reviewed by Mark Lam. Use the reinterpret_cast_ptr workaround in a few places where the cast alignment warning is...

Žan Doberšek21/10/2016

Changeset [207658]: [GTK] Configures but fails to link with ENABLE_OPENGL=OFF ...

21 edits in trunk [GTK] Configures but fails to link with ENABLE_OPENGL=OFF ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=163449 Reviewed by Michael Catanzaro. .: Remove wrong dependency of Wayland on OpenGL introduced in r190615, it should be...

Carlos García Campos21/10/2016