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    I’m a fan of [humans.txt]( “”). I like all things standardization when it comes to the web because in the end, it makes the job easier. HTML5BoilerPlate, for example, gives the option to include a humans.txt file.

    Do you create a humans.txt?
    Do you follow the official syntax listed on their site or add some of your own?


    I absolutely use one. It’s nice to be able to take credit and give thanks without having to put it anywhere in your code, especially for client work. It’s also nice if you’re doing edits to someone else’s project, you can quickly see what they referenced and the standards that they followed.


    Do you use the syntax suggested by or do you use your own when you do it? For example, while HTML5BoilerPlate offers and promotes humans.txt, they use a different syntax.

    /* Syntax */

    /* TEAM */
    Your title: Your name.
    Site: email, link to a contact form, etc.
    Twitter: your Twitter username.
    Location: City, Country.


    /* THANKS */
    Name: name or url


    /* SITE */
    Last update: YYYY/MM/DD
    Standards: HTML5, CSS3,..
    Components: Modernizr, jQuery, etc.
    Software: Software used for the development


    /* Syntax */

    # The humans responsible & technology colophon

    # TEAM

    # THANKS


    HTML5, CSS3
    jQuery, Modernizr

    I am currently using a combined version of the two syntax, which, contradicts my love of standardization.

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