This is the home page for TEDATUM.COM. A registered domain since 1995 and perhaps a bit earlier. It provides business and personal email service and subdomain websites. The domain hosts commercial and personal web site activities. Some are available inside this site to members only. Several subdomain websites are supported through normal access to their existing URL's.
T.E.Datum Publishing is a genuine Internet publishing business. It is a real, sole proprietor small business with its own Texas registered identity and bank account.
At T.E.Datum Publishing I use current state-of-the-art web publishing tools and constantly refine my abilities to produce and maintain quality customer web sites as well as my own. Actually the client sites began as a spin-off of creating and managing my personal social and personal business sites.
Other people (friends) saw what I was doing and asked if I could do something for them. Most of my clients are people whom I personally know, for reasons other than managing their web site.
I run my own active e-commerce (commercial) site called The Hobbyist Machine Store, three blogs, several photo display sites and several very large hobby activity sites. The remaining are client sites.
There is only so much a one man studio can handle so I create low maintenance sites or sites where my clients can add content.
I have produced and published web sites for music teachers, small machine shops, an aircraft parts manufacturer, and information sites for clubs and social organizations. I created a client website for a large family reunion that tracked and published registrations from all around the USA.
The TEDatum Publishing niche is small to medium volume websites. A few are low cost “display only” passive (HTML type) web sites while most provide some sort of interactive interface with viewer registrations, private viewing areas, email response, video, slide shows, almost anything possible to engage the viewer.
I supply email accounts, domain registration, database and all the goodies to set up just about any type of web presence. I currently manage well over 20 domains and sub-domains.
I provide “Joomla” and "WordPress" based CMS “content management system” sites which are very useful for myself and clients who want a web site where they can do "front end" publishing, content editing and even blog style interactions. Since a CMS employs a SQL database, it's search functions are excellent.
Before CMS publishing was created, it was difficult to provide a customer with the ability to manage their own content. It required special (extra cost) software for the client and required some client knowledge of how it all worked together. Site navigation was also an issue. The advent of CMS systems changed and improved Internet publishing and reduced the cost.
T.E.Datum Publishing is able to set up a custom web site and provide a quality web presence for the client. This site is running in Joomla as an example of what can be done.
T.E.Datum Publishing is a low key operation and you probably followed the link at the bottom of one of my web sites to find this web site. If you are interested in having your own web presence, use the email link to contact me and we will discuss your needs.
I have run several small businesses under the name Tippecanoe Electronic Datum. The very first use was to purchase electronic components for devices I was making for amateur radio and electronic controls. The T.E.Datum name was used mostly to establish a business name and open accounts with various component suppliers. If I could turn something I was experimenting with into a product, I didn't want to establish a new business identity for buying in larger quantities. Nothing illegal about that. Just pay the bills.
Tippecanoe happened to be the name of the street where I was living at the time and I just liked the sound of the word. There is some American history behind the name but it doesn't apply to my business. Datum is the base reference line in a drawing as well as a given fact or a piece of information.
I got into serious desktop publishing around 1991. I had previously done newsletters for many years that were not for profit. I decided to invest in professional level publishing tools, printers (laser), computers and Adobe software, I did some commercial marketing brochures and bulk mail operations. I created T.E.Datum Publishing back then to fit that sideline business. It was nothing big enough to make me quit my real job.
The next rise of the name from the paper based publishing ashes was electronic web publishing. I love this WWW work because it incorporates full color, photography and a host of layout and publishing skills. Also unlike Ink printing, corrections are easy to make, even after the deadline.
The T.E.Datum Publishing banner was used with a photography publishing business I no longer promote. I still occasionally do electronic photo restoration and preservation of old photo albums. I scan original photo's, digitally preserve them after color correction, then produce a "coffee table" printed photo album (via Kodak). This is a wonderful way to maintain cherished photos and albums and even share copies with other family members. The "publishing" name fit that business.