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


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...

Manuel Rego 15/11/2016

Recap of the Web Engines Hackfest 2016

This is my personal summary of the Web Engines Hackfest 2016 that happened at Igalia headquarters (in A Coruña) during the last week of September. The hackfest is a special event, because the target audience are implementors of the different web browser...

Antonio Gomes 14/11/2016

Chromium, ozone, wayland and beyond

Over the past 2 months my fellow Igalian Fred Wang and I have been working on improving the Wayland support in Chromium. I will be detailing on this post some of the progresses we’ve made and what our next steps are. Background The more...

Xabier Rodríguez 10/11/2016

Web Engines Hackfest 2016

From September 26th to 28th we celebrated at the Igalia HQ the 2016 edition of the Web Engines Hackfest. This year we broke all records and got participants from the three main companies behind the three biggest open source web … Continue reading...

Manuel Rego 01/11/2016

My experience at W3C TPAC 2016 in Lisbon

At the end of September I attended W3C TPAC 2016 in Lisbon together with my igalian fellows Joanie and Juanjo. TPAC is were all the people working on the different W3C groups meet for a week to discuss tons of topics around the Web. It was my first time...


Only create scrolling overflow regions when necessary

Only create scrolling overflow regions when necessary Only create scroll roots for overflow regions when the overflow region is actually larger than the container size. This prevents creating scrolling roots for elements that do not have overflow...

Martin Robinson17/01/2017

Changeset [210819]: WebKitGTK+ 2.14.3

1 copy in releases/WebKitGTK/webkit-2.14.3 WebKitGTK+ 2.14.3

Carlos García Campos17/01/2017

Changeset [210818]: Unreviewed. Update OptionsGTK.cmake and NEWS for 2.14.3 release. .: * ...

4 edits in releases/WebKitGTK/webkit-2.14 Unreviewed. Update OptionsGTK.cmake and NEWS for 2.14.3 release. .: Source/cmake/OptionsGTK.cmake: Source/WebKit2: gtk/NEWS: Add release notes for 2.14.3.

Carlos García Campos17/01/2017

Changeset [210817]: Merge r210214 - [GTK] German translation update ...

2 edits in releases/WebKitGTK/webkit-2.14/Source/WebCore/platform/gtk/po Merge r210214 - [GTK] German translation update ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=152228 Patch by Bernd Homuth on 2016-12-30 Rubber-stamped by Michael Catanzaro. de.po:

Carlos García Campos17/01/2017

Changeset [210816]: Merge r210545 - ThreadedCoordinatedLayerTreeHost::renderNextFrame() should ...

3 edits in releases/WebKitGTK/webkit-2.14/Source/WebKit2 Merge r210545 - ThreadedCoordinatedLayerTreeHost::renderNextFrame() should short-cut to layer flushing ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=157614 Reviewed by Carlos Garcia...

Carlos García Campos17/01/2017