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Life and career
Developing Web sites since 1993, Christopher interned for both David Siegel and Lynda Weinman in the mid-90s while he was an undergraduate at Florida State University (FSU) working on a fine arts degree with an emphasis on graphic design.
Afterward, he earned a master’s in communication for Interactive and New Communication Technologies while obtaining a graduate certificate in project management from FSU’s College of Communication.
A member of the Web Standards Project, Schmitt co-leads the Adobe Task Force and is a member of the Educational Task Force.
He's the founder of Heat Vision, a web design and new media publishing studio. Schmitt is the author of several books on standards-based web design and CSS. He gives frequent talks and trainings on standards-based web design.
In Spring 2009 he co-founded Environments for Humans, through which he chairs both physical (AIGA In Control Web Design Workshop Conference) and online conferences (CSS Summit, jQuery Summit, etc.) geared to Web design professional.
- Co-author, Designing CSS Web Pages, New Riders (2002) ISBN 0-735-71263-8
- Co-author, Dreamweaver MX Design Projects, Friends of ED (2003) 1-590-59153-4
- Co-author, Dreamweaver MX 2004 Design Projects, Friends of ED (2004) 1-590-59409-6
- Co-author, Adobe Photoshop CS in 10 Simple Steps or Less, Wiley (2004) ISBN 0-764-54237-0
- Author, CSS Cookbook, O'Reilly (2004) ISBN 0-596-00576-8
- Co-author, Professional CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design, Wrox (2005) ISBN 0-764-58833-8
- Author, CSS Cookbook, 2nd Edition, O'Reilly (2006) ISBN 0-596-52741-1
- Co-author, Adapting to Web Standards: CSS and Ajax for Big Sites, New Riders (2007) ISBN 0-321-50182-9
- Co-author, Professional CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design, 2nd Edition, Wrox (2008) ISBN 0-470-17708-X
- Author, CSS Cookbook, 3rd Edition, O'Reilly (2009) ISBN 0-596-15593-X
- Co-author, Web Design with Web Standards: InterAct Classroom Project, New Riders (2010) ISBN 0-321-70352-9