A humans.txt file is a simple text file which gives credit to the people behind building the site.

It is stored at the root of the site like this one https://www.google.com/humans.txt

I only heard about this recently when someone commented on my article 7 simple tips to improve your .NET website, saying I should included it in the list. While I don't think it improves your site, I do think it is a good idea, and I've started looking for them on other sites. I like to call it "humans.txt spotting".

Now I know what they are, I find it surprising how many big sites don't have one.  Some of the ones I have found so far have been quite imaginative. Here are some of my favourites:

Have a look around the internet and let me know in the comments if you find any good ones.

Paul Seal

Umbraco MVP and .NET Web Developer from Derby (UK) who specialises in building Content Management System (CMS) websites using MVC with Umbraco as a framework. Paul is passionate about web development and programming as a whole. Apart from when he's with his wife and son, if he's not writing code, he's thinking about it or listening to a podcast about it.

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