Beauty of 404 page designs
Beauty of 404 page designs

Beauty of 404 page designs.

404 error page: According to Wikipedia “The 404 or Not Found error message is a HTTP standard response code indicating that the client was able to communicate with the server, but the server could not find what was requested. The web site hosting server will typically generate a “404 Not Found” web page when a user attempts to follow a broken or dead link; hence the 404 error is one of the most recognisable errors users can find on the web.”

In simple words it’s the page which is not on your website anymore, it may have been moved when the site was updated, or simply deleted because of any reason. It is smarter for web developers and designers to build a page when visitors couldn’t find a page on your site, otherwise they’ll see a broken link and probably think that site is not working.

Over the period of years, websites have been designed with some nice looking 404 pages with good messages. I have researched many websites for 404 pages, and in this post sharing the pages of web design agencies or people related to web business. There are many different types of pages, enjoy them!

45royale

45royale has put up a fun message with a link to the home page.

45royale

Ala

Ala’s cute white rabbit is trying to find the page, but ofcourse it can’t. Instead it would take you to the home page.

Ala

Built By Buffalo

This Buffalo know you’re on the wrong page by shaking it’s head.

Built by buffalo

Coulee Creative

Coulee Creative has put up a simple message on their 404 page. It’s simple and effective.

Coulee Creative

Envy Labs

These smart Robots would take you home.

Envy labs

Etch Apps

Kittens are sad they couldn’t find that page.

Etch apps

Ever Loving Press

It’s a looong page.. I don’t know why they are sorry. It’s not their mistake.

Everlovin

EyeGix

This German studio’s white sprite would take you home.

EyeGix

Fhoke

Fhoke’s message is clear and simple. Love the Typography!

Fhoke

Fly Wheel

Flywheel, which provides simple WordPress hosting has a simple statement for 404 page. It is effective and comes with links to other pages.

Flywheel

Forty

Even if someone didn’t like that the result they were searching for is not available on their website, they would not mind anymore because of this cute dog. Very clever, Forty.

Forty

Frank Digital

Frank digital’s 404 page doesn’t include the navigation (I think it’s the one from the hosting company), but it is quite minimal, that’s good.

Frank Digital

Grain & Mortar

Impressive design. Monster illustration is good, that’s what this company is known for.

Grain n Mortar

Happy Cog

Ah! very smart message. They are not taking you to other pages, they are asking you to hire them, that in my opinion is the best 404 message. Sales team’s favourite :)

HappyCog

ILLUMINZ

Check out ours 404. We take you everywhere :)

illuminz

Jan Cavan

Her minimal approach to design is reflected on 404 page as well. This page is simple and gives a search function, however, there’s just a small glitch, if the Keyword is not found on search result page, there’s no search bar right there to search again.

Jan Cavan

Kait Bos

Kait Bos has a nice minimal design as well.

Kait Bos

Kickstarter

Surprisingly, Kickstarter has a simple design too.

kickstarter

Matthew Carleton

Nice message, colors and navigation by Matthew Carleton. Good thinking there.

Matthew Carleton

Paravel

Paravel has given a personal touch to their 404 page. That just works!

Paravel

Ride

Ride’s 404 design has a different take. It leads you to home page as well.

Ride

SoftFacade

SoftFacade has a simple message, nothing else.

SoftFacade

Squarespace

Squarespace has a beautiful design. This industry leader has thought very well to give a sidebar navigation to search it’s large website.

Squarespace

Out of these designs, which one(s) do you like the most? If you have other interesting 404 page designs which are related to web design industry, do let me know.

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