Made Mistakes is the personal site of Michael Rose.

I'm just another boring, tattooed, time traveling designer from Buffalo New York who enjoys eating chicken wings, sketching on an iPad Pro, building with static site generators, and playing Nintendo Switch.

Featured articles

How I'm using Jekyll in 2017

Published by Michael Rose 24 min read
Lessons learned from building, optimizing, and deploying a huge static site powered by everyone's favorite SSG — Jekyll.

Mastering Pencil by FiftyThree

Published by Michael Rose 20 min read
Learn how to use Pencil by FiftyThree and features like Blend and Surface Pressure to pull off impressive effects in Paper for iOS.

Recent posts

Twenty Nineteen

13 min read
First time doing a year in review post. The statistics contained are just for fun as there's nothing to compare them against yet.

Autumn refresh

5 min read
Using CSS Grid Layout Module to redesign a Jekyll site and further improve performance and accessibility.

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  • Articles

    Long form writing mostly about design and web development.

  • Notes

    Thoughts, inspiration, mistakes, and other minutia you’d find in a blog.

  • Works

    Hand-picked selection of things I've designed, illustrated, and developed.

  • Contact

    Preferred methods of sending questions, messages, and love letters to me.

  • All topics

    Archive of all posts organized by topic.