What Should Your 404 Page Look Like?

  • By: Renato D.
  • Feb 6, 2013
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404 pages are one of the required elements you will need to create while building your website. Most servers out there will demand it. If you don’t do so, you will be given a generic one seen on most web pages on the Internet. And this is certainly something you want to avoid, because the generic pages are not appealing and eye-catching. They are simple and most of all give no additional info to your visitors. This confuses the visitors, not knowing what to do next but close the page.

404-page-oops

The good thing about 404 pages is that you can do whatever you like with them in terms of design and functionality. Creative designers like this and come up with amazing solutions. Such pages both look wonderful and useful, because they inform the visitors about where to go from there. Even though this page is one of the least popular on a website, with an imaginative picture and text you can benefit from it. In order to give you some examples of well-built 404 pages, here is a list that can give you more insights about the concept behind it.

10 Best Designed 404 Pages


404-page-24-7media
24-7media

 

404-page-gog
Gog

 

404-page-retardzone
Retardzone

 

404-page-phillips
Phillips

 

404-page-slideshare
Slideshare

 

404-page-myspace
Myspace

 

404-page-logos
Logos

 

404-page-founder2be
Founder2be

 

404-page-bluedaniel
Bluedaniel

 

404-page-imdb
Imdb

Now that you have seen some of the most interesting 404 pages on the Internet, think about creating and designing one of your own. Have in mind that people will like it and appreciate it, no matter how vicious popularity this page bears.

Related 404 Page Resources:


Creating an error 404 page
Does your site have an error 404 file not found page?
404, the story of a page not found


What is your favourite 404 page?
How creative is your 404 page?


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