Mistakes happen all the time, one of the most common online being typing in the wrong URL. Usually, when that happens for a specific site, an Error 404 page comes up informing them of that fact. To some, they seem drab and blindingly obvious, but some website owners have decided to have a little fun with them, producing striking results.
A good 404 page should tell you that what you’re looking for isn’t there and to be more helpful, direct you to the homepage or have a search widget. While some of the examples we’re about to show you don’t have all that, they’re a lot less drab and uninspiring than the typical error page! Take a look for yourself:
Zivity’s 404 page is pretty easy to understand, and it raises a few smiles too.
This example from Deaxon is a little more verbose, but it’s helpful in persuading visitors to get what they want.
Studentmarket clearly had a lot of fun making this one, plus it at least says that a 404 message is bad!
Ever been stranded on a desert island? Well, this 404 page by Virgin Holidays Cruises enables you to navigate your way off – nice touch!
This picture of crying stereotypical geeks sums up how some in IT feel about them, hence this effort from PatternTap!