Reflexions

News and thoughts from the Reflex Studios team.

Introducing Stephen

by Stephen McShannock on June 26th, 2019

My name is Stephen McShannock and I have been the Frontend Web Developer and Designer at Reflex Studios for seven weeks now, and what a great seven weeks it’s been.Just over a year ago I completed the BSc (Hons) in Interactive Multimedia Desi...

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10 lessons from 10 years

by Darren McSorley on June 17th, 2018

It is strange that I live in Belfast - the same iconic city I studied in. The reason why I say strange, is that I don’t think I’ve ever fully forgotten my University roots. How can I forget? There are so many tangible memories that strike me durin...

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Reflex Studios appear on webtalksni

by Darren McSorley on March 7th, 2018

I was approached recently by Gareth Sterling of Corvus Recruitment, asking me if I would be interested in appearing on their video blog series #WebTalksNI. The main aim of the programme is to help IT graduates bridge the gap be...

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Go crowdfund your self

by Michael Mallon on October 24th, 2017

So this week me and Darren decided to get out of the office and attend one of the many local tech events been run in Belfast. “Go Crowdfund Yourself” hosted by TechstartNI took place in the recently refurbished Ormeau Baths and...

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Good foundations

by Michael Mallon on April 21st, 2017

So you need a new website and you aren’t sure where to start? A new website can be a valuable tool in your business arsenal. It can help you reach new customers, increase your sales or build an audience. Unfortunately and all too often this is not...

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Photography Matters

by Clark Caughey on February 24th, 2017

The clichés are true, a picture really can say a thousand words. On the internet cognitive decision making happens at a millisecond level. Your choice of photography can make or break your online presence so what do your images say about you?Why a...

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Euro 2016 Sweepstake app

by Darren McSorley on June 10th, 2016

We like to build apps. For those not on social media, or even more obscure, are on social media, read this blog – and don’t like us on Facebook and Twitter – we launched our Euro 2016 Sweepstake app yesterday.For anyone who kno...

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Internet easter eggs

by Darren McSorley on March 24th, 2016

With the Spring Equinox upon us once again, many of us over the next few days will be cracking open big fancy Easter eggs over the holidays. However, Easter eggs aren’t limited to chocolate, they can be quite popular with the online worl...

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Good guys wear white hats

by Darren McSorley on July 17th, 2015

Growing up as a kid I remember watching old Cowboy films that were on Sunday morning television. Cowboys and Indians enter the field in a battle of good versus bad. I would cheer on the good guys (who wore white hats) to victory over the bad guys ...

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#Nolanbingo

by Darren McSorley on May 13th, 2015

Reflex Studios have arrived on the App StoreWell Thank God that’s another election over. Now we can get back to our regular routine of watching TV without needless opinion polls every day and political debates dominating the airwaves. In the last ...

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To the next step

by Darren McSorley on April 22nd, 2015

Rolling into our 5th year in business, Reflex Studios have been on quite the journey so far. I’m sure Michael couldn’t have imagined that whenever he picked out that domain name in late 2010 the adventure he, and the rest of us have been on since....

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A DIY guide for professional product photography For your Web Site

by Alex Hudson on November 12th, 2014

When it comes to online consumer behaviour there really is no denying how gorgeous high-quality photography can act as a huge asset to businesses and increasing online transitions.The good news for us is that creating these high quality images is ...

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Introducing Alex

by Alex Hudson on August 29th, 2014

We all have a beginning, a starting line, a point where we begin to grow. We begin to build our Empire, our ideal based on the tools that life gives us. We might not all begin at the same post or be handed the same tools, but every single one of u...

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Reflex needs you

by Darren McSorley on June 3rd, 2014

Are you passionate about everything? everything you design and everything you build? do you design a web site, and at the end of the project look back and think you could have designed it so much better? Do you argue over every pixel, every headin...

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#Sincearsenallastwonatrophy

by Darren McSorley on May 20th, 2014

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The good web

by Darren McSorley on May 8th, 2014

My friends always laugh at me whenever I turn up my nose and dismiss a company’s website. I know what they are thinking ( or assuming.. which you should never do ). They think I am judging a website design by its colours, its textures, p...

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How to seduce a web agency

by Darren McSorley on April 10th, 2014

As we start winding our clocks forward and countdown the days to Easter, there is one thing guaranteed each morning at Reflex Studios. A big flooded inbox, as students begin their search for a placement in the Summer.I've been in the same pos...

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Reflex takes part in NI creative marketplace

by Darren McSorley on March 4th, 2014

We were lucky to get selected among the top 80 creative companies in Northern Ireland to take part in the first ever Creative Market Place from CultureTech and Noribic last Monday. With a loaded Car Boot, we made the short jour...

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Its QR war

by Darren McSorley on February 23rd, 2014

We were excited to get our shiny new business cards ahead of the Creative Market Place in Derry on Monday. As part of the new design, we included a QR code on each business card. I looked over to Michael and said, “I bet more people scan my card m...

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We are Reflex Studios

by Darren McSorley on February 20th, 2014

I joined Reflex Studios a year ago today as the technical director. In that time period, we’ve made a lot of changes. We’ve improved our products and extended our range of services. With the wind in our sails and our momentum building - we decided...

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NU feature 4 Reflex

by Darren McSorley on February 17th, 2014

Every now and again me and Michael like to sit down and evaluate our product offerings and identify areas where we can improve. We also like to keep a keen eye on the competition as well, and see where we can gain a competitive advantage.SMS Marke...

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Email marketing comes to PAW

by Darren McSorley on February 3rd, 2014

A few years ago I found myself increasingly buying items from those Amazonrecommends emails - it started a fascination I soon had with the power of Email Marketing and how easily I get sucked in. I started learning more on the topic and purch...

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Abandon Ship!

by Darren McSorley on January 15th, 2014

I became obsessed with checkout conversation rates this past month. I found myself researching alot of ecommerce software and thinking of ways increase sales. One feature that kept popping up was Abandoned Cart.I suppose we’ve all been there. You ...

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