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.