Epiphany is a simple yet powerful gnome web browser targeted at non-technical users. its principles are simplicity and standards compliance.
simplicity is achieved by a well designed user interface and reliance on external applications for performing external tasks (such as reading email). simplicity does not mean less features; epiphany has everything a modern web browser is expected to have, and can have more through its extensions.
standards compliance is achieved on the html side by using the webkitgtk+ rendering engine (which is based on the engine used by apple safari and google chrome); and on the user interface side by closely following the gnome human interface guidelines (hig) and by close integration with the gnome desktop.