19th August 2016
If for some reason something doesn’t quite work out on your website and your visitors are directed to a 404 Error Page then it doesn’t have to be as painful as you may think. Whilst being faced with this particular page could cause frustration for most people and even lose some customer trust, you can make it work in your favour by being really creative with it; the more creative the page, the more people will love it and maybe even share it around social media platforms. We have looked at some of the most creative 404 Error Pages from the internet and rounded them up into our top 10. We’ve even included the links so you can go and experience them all for yourself.
Hoppermagic give a fictional reason for why the page is broken. Of course rabbits haven’t been nibbling through the cables but who wants facts with this level of creative genius?!
This Error Page from IconFinder distracts you from the fact that you are lost in cyber space by showing an animated emoji in a spacesuit that it seems, is quite literally lost in space..
This illustration on BrandCrowd’s Error Page is super cool and clever. It has a lot of elements that won’t make you mad for landing on a broken link.
4. Grant Burke
Grant Burke who is a freelance graphic designer utilises his design skills well on his particular Error Page. We like the fun concept of having a ‘missing link’ on the side of a milk carton.
Cooklet are fun with their Error Page and relate it well to the type of business they are. Will you really think about the page you wanted to get to when you’ve just missed out on a slice of cake?!
Astuteo have been clever in using a Casablanca theme for their Error Page. No relation to the company but it uses a quote that is recognised by so many people! Good thinking!
Fancy a game of Pac-Man? Then you might actually want to land on Blue Fountain Media’s Error Page because they give you the option to play Pac-Man.. in a ‘404’ shaped map too.
What better way to demonstrate an ‘error’ than by providing an animation of a poor girl dropping her ice cream? This cool idea from Airbnb is sure to make you forget about the fact that you’ve landed on a broken link.
Whilst it might hurt your eyes a little, you can’t say that this Error Page from Hot Dot Production isn’t amazing. A lot of work must have gone into this! The Error Page consists of a big ‘404’ made up of hundreds of dots that amazingly move around to follow your mouse..
When landing on this page, you’re greeted by a screaming goat. What could be better?! This Error Page is sure to make you laugh which will give the biggest distraction from the fact that you’ve landed on a broken link. You’ll probably even end up staying on the page just so you can hear that high pitched scream over and over again..