About

I want to help, from the large organisations that need to get the most out of their brand, products and services to the entrepreneur or home industry who need a helping hand just to get started. I can supply technical expertise to individuals and businesses that do not have the time, resources or experience to achieve what they need.

Who is freborn?

freborn is an consultancy firm with a keen understanding of the Information Technology sector and a genuine commitment to providing a first-class service.

“I (Matthew Hall, Director and founder) have been working in the Information Technology and Engineering sectors as an information architect, web designer and application developer for over 10 years. I’ve had many years’ experience developing basic HTML/CSS websites through to more complex server-side database integrated sites; exceling at designing and developing a user-driven web presence.

I have considerable expertise in MVC frameworks (both open-source and bespoke), database development and application toolsets, configuring Content Management Systems (CMS), as well as producing Software Development Kit (SDK) packages for APIs; hence, I possess an in-depth knowledge of many programming technologies. I’m passionate about what I do, I love being creative and I hope this resonates with everything freborn does.”

Bespoke website and applications – design, development and implementation

In brief freborn designs and develops using a range of skills and technologies:

  • Website and Content Management Systems (Joomla! / WordPress).
  • Web technologies such as PHP, JQuery, Ajax, Bootstrap, and REST API’s.
  • Thin client applications with integrated database design and administration.
  • User workflow and documentation design and creation.
Architectures & Frameworks Full stack development, LAMP, REST API
MVC, CMS and workflow integration
Web Development PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS, XHTML, XSLT, JSON, Ajax
Joomla!, WordPress
Tools and web applications development
Database schema design and frontend development
Graphic Design Print and digital
Identity and branding through image, text and colour
Garment design
Writing & Publishing Design and creation of leaflets, flyers and banners
Copy editing & proof reading
Content creation for web / application pages
Software Packages Coding (SVN, SSH)
Graphics (Photoshop, Illustrator, GIMP)
Publishing (InDesign, Framemaker)
Design (Balsamic & Visio for use in mockups, SketchUp)
Database (MySQL, MS Access, PHPAdmin)
MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Macros and VBA)