Robert DeLuca Portrait

Hi, I'm Robert DeLuca

I love all things front-end, from designing great user experiences, ensuring they're accessible, crafting them in CSS, and powering them with JavaScript. I'm all about that OSS, that OSS, no closed source.

I also love to collaborate with other developers! If you would like to pair on a problem you can reach me here or on twitter (@robdel12)

Oct, 4th
2017

Creating an Accessible Custom Checkbox

Native HTML controls work great up until you need to apply custom styling. It’s pretty difficult to style controls like...

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Sep, 3rd
2017

Single Page Apps routers are broken

Currently, every major Single Page App’s (SPA) router is broken the second you install it (Ember, Angular, React/Preact/Vue.js, etc). Before...

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Aug, 28th
2017

Using Amazon Lambda to create a contact form

While Hurricane Harvey rains down on Texas I decided this would be a prefect time to build a contact form...

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Mar, 23rd
2017

063: Growing New Developers with Saron Yitbarek

In this episode, Saron Yitbarek joins us to talk about the CodeNewbie Community, the upcoming Codeland Conference in New York City, and helping junior developers move up in the programming world.

Podcast
Mar, 16th
2017

062: UI for U and I

It's all about UI today: what it is, when it stops, tooling, and how it applies to us here at The Frontside.

Podcast
Mar, 9th
2017

061: Accessibility with Marcy Sutton

In this episode, we talk to Marcy Sutton about accessibility both in the big and small picture.

Podcast
Mar, 3rd
2017

060: Ember and Fastboot with Jonathan Jackson

In this episode, we talk to Jonathan Jackson of Ember Weekend about Ember, The Ember Community Survey, and FastBoot.

Podcast
Feb, 23rd
2017

059: Build Useless Stuff

A Frontsider's-only episode on why it's good to build useless stuff for creativity, accomplishment, and learning purposes.

Podcast
Jan, 26th
2017

055: Redux and Ember with Toran Billups

In this episode we chat with Toran Billups about Redux and Ember.

Podcast
Nov, 9th
2016

046: What's in store for Ember? with Yehuda Katz

In this episode, Yehuda Katz, co-founder of Tilde, OSS enthusiast, and world traveler, talks about what's in store for Ember.

Podcast
Nov, 3rd
2016

045: The New Theory of Teams with Sarah Mei

In this episode, Sarah Mei, founder of RailsBridge, Director of Ruby Central, and Chief Consultant of DevMynd Software, talks about the way we write software: What’s right? What’s wrong? How can we do better?

Podcast
Apr, 2nd
2016

The Impact Developers Have On Peoples Lives

Developers have a much bigger impact on people's lives than most realize.

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Aug, 18th
2015

Heroku, Rails 4, and CORS

It seems out of no where Heroku changed the way you configure CORS. All of a sudden I couldn't post from my ember app to my rails app. I dive into how to solve this issue with a new way to configure CORS.

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Aug, 17th
2015

Ember and Accessible Route Changes

One chink in the Ember Router's armor is when visiting a new route (i.e. clicking a navigation link) it doesn't alert screen readers that the content on the page has changed. Screen reader users have no clue the page has changed.

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Mar, 30th
2015

Throwback: Comparing JavaScript Date objects natively

Today I was playing around with a date picker at work and ran across the question "can you compare two date objects cross browser" Luckily, I have an answer for you! Short answer: yes....

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