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Christopher Schmitt : Comments

By Krista Stevens

August 8, 2005



August 9, 2005 6:34 AM

What the bleep does “minding the Jakob” mean?

Nick Finck

August 9, 2005 8:04 AM

I think it had something to do with some of the text Christopher had on his personal site, but since he’s redesigned recently that text is no longer there. I guess we’ll just have to wait for him to explain the phrase himself.

Christopher Schmitt

August 9, 2005 9:06 AM

The phrase “minding the Jakob” was indeed on my site (well, splash page) because I had used an image of Jakob where the photo of my face currently resides.

You can take a look at it at this old page if you wish an attempt in seeing the hilarity, but it’s probably not there.

Krista Stevens

August 9, 2005 11:17 AM


Chris K

August 11, 2005 6:26 AM

Nice interview. I’m anxious to pick up a copy of the book. Designing CSS Web Pages was the first CSS book I got and learned a ton from it.


September 19, 2005 9:59 PM

This article touched on the shortcomings of web design software like dreamweaver. I have been looking for more in-depth discussion about designing for the web using semantic markup & css within these software environments.

Designing with semantic markup & css as of now is an entirely hand-coded text based process. Web design software could expedite the design process and reduce a lot of redundancy as well as provide a real-time visual design environment, bringing back the visual component to web design. However, these software do not correctly render semantic markup & css, making them useless.

I’m interested to know how designers are using web design software and how they fit into the design workflow.


November 14, 2005 7:02 PM

Nice interview
I think it had something to do with some of the text Christopher had on his personal site

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