October 15, 2020

20 Creative Examples of 404 Error Pages to Inspire You

Having creative 404 error page is as important as having good content on your website. Sometimes it might be not your fault visitors landed on the error page, however your role here is to direct visitors back to the home page. It’s like a second chance to re-engage a visitor that was lost. If you still don’t have a 404 error page on your site, you need to think of it.

Here we put together 20 creative examples of creative 404 error pages to impress, inspire and make you smile. 404 page is like a hidden world, you think no one will see, but if someone does, make sure it’s really outstanding.

Mashable

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Template Monster

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Defrozo

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Diesel

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StickerMule

20 Creative Examples of 404 Website Pages

Blue Daniel

20 Creative Examples of 404 Website Pages

dario brozzi

20 Creative Examples of 404 Website Pages

centresource

20 Creative Examples of 404 Website Pages

agens

20 Creative Examples of 404 Website Pages

Tinsanity

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MailChimp

20 Creative Examples of 404 Website Pages

Good Dog Design

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Tripomatic

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Starbucks

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Template Monster Ru

20 Creative Examples of 404 Website Pages

RSQ

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Focus Lab

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Michael Schmid

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Fastcentrik

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Nulab Inc.

20 Creative Examples of 404 Website Pages

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Nancy Young is a passionate writer and blogger. She writes tons of inspirational articles on photography, despite the fact that she is an economist by education. Make sure to visit Nancy's blog Onedesblog.

14 Comments

  1. Teelah Reply

    This is great! I was just reading an article about this earlier! One thing I suggest is that you add a “report a problem” button to basically help notify whoever manages the site to fix potential broken links. Also a view status page would be good! But design wise, the above links look awesome. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Corrine Reply

    Nice collection of 404s! I’ve been using Mailchimp for quite some time now, how come I’ve never seen Freddie all frozen up like that? 😉 Though BlueDaniel beats them all, with its understated humor, clever pop culture winks, and admirable restraint in letting the image speak for itself.

  3. Aniket Mohite Reply

    Those are really good examples. Simple & very helpful. I have created a custom 404 page on my site as well, with a simple image & links to home page, a few sidebar links & report issue link to contact form.

    I agree with Teelah. Report a problem/issue is a good jesture on the custom 404 page.

  4. chris Reply

    We’ve had a few comments from clients and friends that they like the human approach to these types pages. A fun image, some humanizing text, and a sense of humor go a long way in what may be a friction point in customer experience [even if it was the result of a mistyped URL].
    We went the undersea route with this one: http://www.faucethead.com/404/

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