A few weeks ago I blogged about the purpose of http error 404 and the importance of using a custom 404 page to direct your visitors and keep them on your site should they happen upon a broken page. Since then I have come across a number of sites that use custom 404 pages in very creative ways, so I began searching for more.
Please enjoy this showcase of ten sites with fun custom 404 pages!
Pet Sites’ 404 Pages
I have discovered that people who love animals and have pet-related sites can be very cute and creative with their custom 404 pages. Who can resist these adorable creatures and clever commentary?
“Well, Woof. This page doesn’t exist. Don’t go around in circles, we’ll help you find what you’re looking for.”
“Oops, we can’t locate the page you’re trying to find! Instead, you can enjoy our gallery of the best pet kiss photos.”
(Click the image below to see the photo gallery!)
“Page not found. The dog ate my homework and this page.”
“Our dogs ate this page… Naughty pups.”
“Oops! Page Not Found. We’re going to assume you were looking for a way to help animals! Here are three ways you can help right now!”
Other Sites’ 404 Pages
These five sites certainly show they have a sense of humor. Featured sites are from a broad range of topics: travel, gardening, department store, HVAC — and even a Catholic church site.
“Uh oh! Looks like you’ve encountered some turbulence. This page cannot be found. Please pick another destination below…”
“This is a dead page. To keep your plants from becoming like this page, please search our site for the information you were looking for.”
“We couldn’t find a match. The page you’re looking for has been moved, deleted or can’t be found, just like that sock. For additional help (but not with your laundry), contact us.”
“We hate to break it to you, but just like Santa Clause [sic], the page you’re looking for doesn’t exist!”
“Dear St. Anthony, Please come around. This page is lost and cannot be found.” – 404 Prayer to St. Anthony (patron saint of lost things)
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