One reason to have an Error 404 page is that it’s an excellent way to redirect lost users back to your homepage. Some webmasters like to get a bit more creative with their error 404 pages to help re-engage their visitors make the page a bit more user friendly or even raise a smile.
If you’re thinking about setting up your own cool and creative Error 404 page then we’ve put together a list of some of the best we’ve found from all over the web. Take a look at these ten pages for examples of how to do a great Error 404 page.
A twist on Twitter’s “Fail Whale”
A simple way to make the page look a bit more interesting.
Southpark Studios 404
Using a classic character from the show, this is a great 404 page from the Southpark website.
This error 404 page is amusing and it has multiple links to redirect the user.
An amusing flow chart diagram.
An image of a cat online, works every time!
A retro gaming inspired 404 page!
This comical page from Cartoon Network is in multiple languages.
Another simple image, that’s different from the norm.
Another great graphic with multiple redirection links.
The final example is a sleek design by the guys at Virgin Holidays Cruises. In all, it’s a great illustration of how EDGE animation can work well when putting together a 404 page.