Years ago, I thought the whole humans.txt thing was just silly, and even explained how to block humans.txt requests. But the concept actually has grown on me to the point where I now include a customized
humans.txt file for most of my projects. It just seems like some useful information to make available for those who are looking for it. You know, all about the site, author, team, and such. And I have seen plenty of requests for the humans file in my log files, so it’s definitely worth the effort and something worth providing, especially now that more people are aware of them.
My humans.txt template
Here is a relatively complete
humans.txt template that I can grab and customize as needed:
One thing I enjoy about writing humans.txt files is the flexible structure.. I mean, you can add anything you want: names, URLs, even ASCII art, if you’re bold enough. It’s also a good way of keeping track of the state of your portfolio at the time when the site was created. For example, I recently updated the humans infos across my domains, and realized how much had changed in the interim; it was like a virtual walk down memory lane, er, sort of.