We have worked with the editorial staff of Ruido (Spanish for Noise) Fanzine on La Palma since the beginning of 2007. We started by providing the hosting for their web site and then moved into doing the layout for the magazine itself. The magazine and web site provide a voice for the arts on La Palma which are not catered for by the main institutions of the island, this include Music, Art Literature and comic art (graphic novels etc.). The areas coved are both main stream as well as the more esoteric, though I must say that even some main stream music would be classed as esoteric on the island, where the main sponsored music is mostly traditional Canarian music or Salsa.
Since we started working with Ruido we have produced 13 editions of the magazine both in print and on the web and have seen it evolve from an A5 format to now full size A4 format. We use Adobe InDesign for print layout and find that this provides a fast, flexible and efficient tool which works well for producing the magazine for its print incarnation. To provide for the web version of the magazine we have produced a method to export the content from Indesign and process it to be ready for upload in HTML to the web with minimum effort. We have also been experimenting with producing a ebook (Kindle) version which we hope may be available soon.
We have run the web site now for 5 years. We took over the original site that was hosted on a free (add financed) system under the .tk domain,
providing the original site design and moment of all the articles. In 2011 we worked on a major site redesign Creating the current incarnation of the site. Our brief was to provide a site that reflected the media background of the site and provided a better experience for the site visitors. Although some of the ideas that were incorporated in to the site redesign have not come fully to fruition the current site still works very well and is drawing a steady flow of visitors.