50 Examples of Creative 404 – Page Not Found Pages

There are two ways you can go when designing a 404 page for your website – you could go the sensible route and make it usable and try to help the reader find exactly what they were looking for or, you could design a 404 page that not only defines the character of the web site or the designer, but also makes it a pleasure and surprise. Its amazing the effect a sprinkle of humor and some creativity can have on someone and it will certainly make your site that little bit more memorable.

Below, we have a collection of sites with original, creative and generally humorous 404 pages. You may notice that some do not meet even the most basic usability guidelines, but who cares, they make us smile! Hope you enjoy them.

50 Creative 404 Pages

South Park Studios

South Park Studio

Dilbert Website

Dilbert Website

Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment

Future of Web Design London

Future of Web Design London

Popscreen

Popscreen

GDZLLA SMASH PAGE (NOT FOUND)

GDZLLA SMASH PAGE

Carsonified 404

Carsonified

Chris Jennings 404

Chris Jennings

Twurn

Twurn

Houston, we have a problem! Abduzeedo

Abduzeedo

Henrik Hedegaard – WOOPSIE DAISY! Something went wrong!!!

Henrik Hedegaard

Wufoo Page Not Found

Wufoo

Jamie Huskisson 404

Jamie Huskisson

Tele2 404

Tele2

TattooSales.com – Page Not Found

TattooSales

What the Dickens…?

What the Dickens...

Suspended Animations

Suspended Animations

Oops! You bwoke it

Oops! You bwoke it

YouCastr – Woops!

YouCastr

Acro Media Inc – Dude, we can't find that page!

Acro Media Inc

< scythe.net 404 Error >

scythe.net

Content Not Found : The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Frye/Wiles 404 – Whoops

Frye/Wiles

Pattern Tap 404

Pattern Tap

Limp Fish – file not found

Limp Fish

TinSanity 404

TinSanity 404

LILEKS – uh oh

LILEKS

Page Not Found – d20srd.org

d20srd.org

dawdle.com

dawdle

Blue Daniel 404 File Not Found

Blue Daniel

CSS Tricks – Nothing found for Thispagedoesntexist

CSS Tricks

arbitraryconstant – 404 (missing)

arbitraryconstant

Shelfworthy

Shelfworthy

Laughing Squid – Page not found

Laughing Squid

VintFalken.com

VintFalken

Springload: Error 404

Springload

Error Finding Page

50 Creative 404 Pages

Expansion Broadcast – Page not found

Expansion Broadcast

Bits of Magic – PAGE FAULT ERROR #404

Bits of Magic

Error – GeekSquad

GeekSquad

moock.org >> operation failure >> code 404

moock

Open Adventure – 404!

Open Adventure

Site Sketch 101

Site Sketch 101

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50 Creative 404 Pages

404 – Casino Lemonade

Casino Lemonade

404 › rbardini.com

rbardini.com

404: Lost in the aether

50 Creative 404 Pages

ZEITWENDE

50 Creative 404 Pages

webtressdesign.com – OOPS Wrong Turn

50 Creative 404 Pages

The Web Motel – ERROR!

50 Creative 404 Pages

404 Best Practice Resources

404 Best Practices from CSS-Tricks
Tips for Creating an Informative 404 Error Page
Pimp Your 404: Presentation and Functionality from Perishable Press
How To Customise Your 404 Page from Sitepoint
Turning 404 not found random visitors to blog readers from Tech Snacks
404 Page Management Your Grandma Can Use
404s and WordPress Server Load from alexking.org
The Perfect 404 from A List Apart
5 Tips to Make Your 404 Page More Usable from UX Booth
Why You Should Keep an Eye on Your 404 Stats
How to Find and Fix 404 Errors
A Better 404 – Redux from urbanmainframe.com

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Paul Andrew is the editor and founder of Speckyboy Design Magazine.

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