It’s an initiative for knowing the people behind a website. It’s a TXT file that contains information about the different people who have contributed to building the website.

  1. Create a text file called humans.txt (always in lower-case) and make it UTF-8 encoded to avoid issues with special characters and multiple languages.

If you want, you can also:

  1. Place a reference to the file in the <head> of the site: <link rel="author" href="humans.txt" />
  2. For the sake of clarity and to keep a basic visual structure, you can use the headings /*TEAM*/ and /*SITE*/ to separate the human team from other information about the website.
  3. Include the following information about every human involved in the project: role, name, contact, twitter, geolocation, etc. Please be aware that you may have to deal with spam if you include email adresses.
  4. You can also include additional information about the site, such as the date of the last update (YYYY/MM/DD), its main language, its Doctype and other components, tools and software used on the development.
  5. Save the file and place it in your site root.
  6. Add the humansTXT button to your site and link it to your humansTXT file.