50 Creative Designs of 404 Pages

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Hey,

I just came across this and i know that 90% of the people on this forum have there own websites so i thought this might interest you.

404 Error Pages, One More Time | Design Showcase | Smashing Magazine

My favorites are mundofox and gog

what do you guys think?

Eric
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguel Oliveira
    I think that the best 404 pages are those that match the design of the rest of the website. I always create my own 404 using the same CSS as I used for the whole website, navigation menu included.

    My favorite is Huwshimi
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Ashbrook
      Some lovely designs there. Like Miguel, I use the design of my site for my 404. Then I add links to my most important pages
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  • Profile picture of the author Spike SpiegelIM
    Great stuff. These are pretty funny. I like the ones with videogame references.. Brightkit looks rad too..
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  • Profile picture of the author HDRider
    Some nice designs there

    This is my all time favorite 404 page, I wish I had the skills to make something like this.

    404 File Not Found
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    • Profile picture of the author Eric Land
      Originally Posted by HDRider View Post

      Some nice designs there

      This is my all time favorite 404 page, I wish I had the skills to make something like this.

      404 File Not Found
      This would be cool as a regular page let alone a 404 page
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    • Profile picture of the author Charann Miller
      That's an incredibly nice 404 page, I can see people glued to it for ages, waiting for one of the cast of Lost to get off the train, maybe they weren't on the island afterall, they were actually trapped in a 404 error page in another dimension, there's one for the writer's.

      But seriously, what really is the purpose of the 404 page?, isn't it better off filled with what the person is looking for or filling it with relevant information?, there was some effort exerted to get them to that point why waste it?

      Maybe someone can enlighten me.


      Originally Posted by HDRider View Post

      Some nice designs there

      This is my all time favorite 404 page, I wish I had the skills to make something like this.

      404 File Not Found
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    • Profile picture of the author schumer182
      Damn that is cool

      [quote=HDRider;471943]Some nice designs there

      This is my all time favorite 404 page, I wish I had the skills to make something like this.
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    • Profile picture of the author IMChick
      Originally Posted by HDRider View Post

      Some nice designs there

      This is my all time favorite 404 page, I wish I had the skills to make something like this.

      404 File Not Found
      Yup, that's a beauty stylistically, but maybe not too practical because it seems too subtle. But I sure would like to know how to do this!
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  • Profile picture of the author MRomeo09
    Pretty cool. Never thought about jazzing up a 404, definitely worth working on the idea.

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  • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
    Some pretty good ideas there. I especially liked the New Yorker,
    but the detchup bottle empty was pretty good too.
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  • Profile picture of the author rlnorthcutt
    The 4500% system that we use for sites has a cool 404 search module. It automatically uses the site theme, and it displays a search of the site based on the URL.

    This is great because it can get them where they wanted to go or possibly to a related page. Much better than a deadend!

    click here for an example:
    http://www.4500percent.com/content

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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Reed
    thanks for the smiles...

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  • Profile picture of the author joel dawson
    why would anybody want these
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    • Profile picture of the author Eric Land
      Originally Posted by joel dawson View Post

      why would anybody want these
      I didn't say that you would want them i just thought they were cool to look at

      Plus why wouldn't you want em
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      • Profile picture of the author MovingAhead
        I'd like to see some of those pictures implemented, it would be fun to actually see a page like that when you get a 404 error.
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  • Profile picture of the author Craig McPherson
    I use the standard hostgator 404 but changed the adsense ID to mine and the link to the 1cent website to mine and it works a treat for me in Affiliate income and adsense.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ramage
    I usually just redirect them to the main page. I might try some of these out, although they seem too complex =/ I like everything being simply
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    You need to focus on the use of 404 within IM.

    Here is a great example:

    404 Error - The page you were looking for is not available
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