April 15, 2021

35 Creative 404 Error Pages

This week I was doing some research and I often found that horrible error blank page in several websites. I instantly recalled a showcase we had a while back with 40 Creative 404 Error Pages to Inspire You and decided to do a new roundup on 404 error pages. I simply love when someone spends time designing an error page, even knowing that this page won’t be seen that much – or at least it shouldn’t be seen. This is a major proof of consideration for users. It’s knowing and remembering that sometimes we all make mistakes and end up in the wrong page. So for those few times when something goes wrong, it’s much better to see something nice.

Dailymotion Cloud

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Sarah Maxey

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Irrational Games

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Deliciously Creative

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Apadeloup

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Blizzard

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Black Moon Design

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Carol Rivello

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Deaxon

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Image Spark

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impactideas

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ILT – I Love Typography

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duoh

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frye / wiles

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newspond

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Odopod

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craigslist

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Heinz

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Henrik Hedegaard

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limpfish

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Teehan+Lax

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Sage Media

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brightkite

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Wufoo

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Kidmondo

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Cuoma Design Studios

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MailChimp

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The Web Motel

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robo.to

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deviantART

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Gnolia

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Shelfworthy

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Leap Anywhere

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Unit Interactive

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habrahabr.ru

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Gisele Muller loves communication, technology, web, design, movies, gastronomy and creativity. Web writer, portuguese/english translator and co founder of @refilmagem & @mentaway Twitter: @gismullr

23 Comments

  1. Anokai Reply

    If I had to vote I’d probably go with Blizzard’s.

    @David It’s not bad but perhaps not as creative as those mentioned in this post 🙂 Props for pegs! (I also love your navigation menu – it’s lovely in its simplicity.)

  2. snipe Reply

    The creativity is fun, but I’m disappointed to see how many of these examples completely dead-end the user, and make no effort to try to redirect the user in a useful way. No suggested search results or even a search box, and some don’t even seem to have proper site nav. I love the idea of being a little cool and creative with your errors, but it’s important not to sacrifice the user’s experience for the sake of a pretty page. When someone hits a 404, the MOST important thing you should try to do is help them find their way to what they were looking for – or at the very least provide them with some options for moving forward. Sad that we still see this kind of UI fail in 2011. That’s a 1997 mistake.

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