typicallyspanish.com was the first website produced in Spain to give Spanish
news in English.
We started online in June 1999.
TYPICALLY SPANISH ABOUT US PAGE
Our philosophy from day one was to try and integrate the English speaking
people living in Spain, by giving them the news and information that they need.
Many people of all nationalities have retired to Spain and many think they are
too old to learn a new language, so I would also describe Typically Spanish as
a social service.
Our site design has changed a lot over the years, and now we have to think of
tablets and phones as well as lap-tops and table computers.
We've always stayed away from templates and websites in a box, wanting to
always to create an original site.
Typically Spanish is responsive and shows well on smart-phones and tablets.
Our news block on the front page is scrollable for mobile users.
In December 2012, for reasons that nobody can explain our server in Texas
erased the entire site and the back up. At that time Google had tracked most
of our 37,000 news pages.
Obviously that was quite a set back, but looking coldly at the situation I
realised few people went into the archive; nearly all the visitors wanted the
So we decided to start again and 3 months later we are on an excellent and fast
server in the United States. The site is evolving over time and we have many
new features planned, some of which were on the old site and proved very
We are small team, the number varies almost as much as the holiday population
on the coast, and if money made it possible in the future we would like to
establish correspondents around Spain.
We understand that the most important thing in a website is content, and we
always aim to write 10-15 news stories a day. There is a large area to cover
geographically and we try to find the interesting stories from every part of
Spain, and not just the holiday coasts. There are other sites that can do that
better than us.
Typically Spanish is almost like a family, we have very loyal readers, and we
thank them for it.
Our objective for the future, as I said above, is to set up a network of
correspondents across the country. Spain is such a vast and different country
local knowledge cannot be beaten.