Christopher Schmitt

Web design specialist, author, dreamer

Areas of Expertise:

  • html5
  • css3
  • web standards
  • usability
  • information architecure
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • training
  • writing

Christopher Schmitt is the founder of Heat Vision, a small new media publishing and design firm, based in Cincinnati, OH. An award-winning web designer who has been working with the Web since 1993, Christopher interned for both David Siegel and Lynda Weinman in the mid 90's while he was an undergraduate at Florida State University working on a Fine Arts degree with an emphasis on Graphic Design. Afterwards, he earned a Masters in Communication for Interactive and New Communication Technologies while obtaining a graduate certificate in Project Management from FSU's College of Communication.

He is the author of CSS Cookbook, which was named Best Web Design Book of 2006, and one of the first books that looked at CSS-enabled designs, Designing CSS Web Pages (New Riders). He is also the co-author of Adapting to Web Standards (New Riders), Professional CSS (Wrox), Photoshop in 10 Steps or Less (Wiley) and Dreamweaver Design Projects (glasshaus) and contributed four chapters to XML, HTML, and XHTML Magic (New Riders). Christopher has also written for New Architect Magazine, A List Apart, Digital Web and Web Reference.

He is the list moderator for Babble, a mailing list community devoted to advanced web design and development topics. With the Web Standards Project, Christopher helps co-lead the Adobe Task Force while contributing to its Education Task Force.

On his personal web site, Christopher shows his true colors and most recent activities. He is 6'7" and doesn't play professional basketball but wouldn't mind a good game of chess.

HTML5 Cookbook HTML5 Cookbook
by Kyle Simpson , Christopher Schmitt
November 2011
Print: $34.99
Ebook: $27.99

CSS Cookbook CSS Cookbook
by Christopher Schmitt
Third Edition December 2009
Print: $49.99
Ebook: $39.99

Releasing CSS Releasing CSS
by Christopher Schmitt
November 2006
Ebook: $9.99

CSS Cookbook CSS Cookbook
by Christopher Schmitt
Second Edition October 2006
Ebook: $35.99

CSS Cookbook CSS Cookbook
by Christopher Schmitt
August 2004

Webcast: HTML5 Design
December 15, 2011
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes. Cost: Free Even though the specification is still being written, HTML5 can be implemented for your website today. In this workshop presented by Christopher Schmitt focused on real world solutions, attendees will...

Webcast: Adaptive Images in Responsive Web Design
July 24, 2012
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes. Cost: Free Watch the webcast in its original format > The open web doesn't stop at our desktop. Smart phones and tablets not only contain more computing power and better browsers than the computers that started...

Christopher Schmitt