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Few years ago, every web design related blog periodically posted showcases of creative 404 webpages and the visitors were impressed by them. Unfortunately, in the last time 404 webpages were ignored. I am a big fan of good looking and creative 404 webpages and I hope that my “404 collection” will make you more inspired to accomplish your projects.
404 error is the most famous one for web designers and it signifies that the server can’t find a specific request of a client (as in the case of a broken link). You may ignore the 404 error and the user will see a default 404 webpage. In this case it’s a small chance that the user will do its best to still visit the website; in the most cases he/she will search for other solutions.
On the other hand, creative 404 webpages offer more details to the visitors and there is a higher chance that they will give a second chance. Many designers neglect this aspect, but adding a „Home” or a „Back” button to a 404 webpage is a very smart idea because the user has the possibility of coming back to the website. Also, creative 404 webpages has the role of grabbing the attention of the visitors…just check the below examples and you will fully agree with me!
I think that every webmaster should have an own 404 webpage – the advantages are too important to neglect it. The designers will like to work for this kind of projects because there are few limitations. A 404 webpage is one of the best design works in order to prove the creative skills.
It’s enough with the theory, let’s see the most creative 404 webpages in action! I hope that you like these and you will share the post with your friends!
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