Subcide is the home of Steve Dennis, a freelance web designer and front end developer currently based in London.

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Designing is not a job for Steve, it's a passion. Working with Steve shows his deep knowledge of the industry and his constant personal push to go further with web and interface design. He obviously takes a lot of pride in giving users an experience they will enjoy, and intuitively know how to use.

- Peter O'Halloran, Enlighten Designs

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Recent Articles

The UX of upgrading to the iPhone 5

As someone who’s professionally interested in UX, I thought I’d share my recent user experience upgrading from my iPhone 3GS to the iPhone 5 in London.  This is of course, only one instance.  Your mileage may vary (and I hope it does).


Our so-called ‘design community’

Last week Skype announced a design competition asking designers to submit chat styles for their recently released and somewhat controversial Skype 5 client.  The new interface design had been in open beta for a few months, and featured a consolidated single window with a contacts sidebar, and a default style that had a frankly rather ridiculous amount of padding on nearly every element.


7 Photoshop efficiency tips

7 Photoshop efficiency tips Photoshop is an immense application, packed full of so many features that almost no one will ever discover them all, or how to use them to their full potential.  With so many features also comes a bunch of shortcuts and hotkeys, which are often hidden away in documentation, and in my experience, most people only use things recommended by other people, or things they find by accident.

So here are the shortcuts and various bits of trickery I use literally every single day in Photoshop, to make life just a little bit less painful.  Some may seem so simple that ‘everyone should know THAT one’, but that’s not the case.  If even 10 people find something new here that helps their workflow, then my mission has been accomplished.