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.

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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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