30 Interesting 404 Pages

by Brant Wilson

July 7, 2011 in Inspiration

A 404 error page shows up when user tries to browse to a web page that doesn’t exist anymore. The link may be broken, moved, or never existed. In this roundup we are featuring 30 interesting 404 pages for your inspiration. Enjoy!!

brandstack

hugsformonsters

inflicted

ipolecat

stereosuper

ngenworks

pixiapps

wireframeplus

pieoneers

jeandelbrel

dailymile

gdzl

cascadebreweryco

themanyfacesof

marketingvirtuel

dmcloud

irrationalgames

carolrivello

creashit

leegustin

apadeloup

sohtanaka

mailchimp

upthemes

davidhellmann

agens

4mots

criticalzero

playr

denisechandler

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  • Chris

    Jul 7th

    I think Digg has a good one too. It was a Oregon Trail theme and said “Digg broke an axle” lol

  • Web Design Houston

    Jul 7th

    The 404 page is one of those details that many new web designers overlooks. In fact I’m a web designer in Houston, TX. and I often forget to style the 404 pages of websites I have designed. This post has inspired that in me and I will try an incorporate more design on the 404 pages I design. Thanks for the great post.

  • Phil Johns

    Jul 7th

    Great selection here. I too agree that the Digg one was pretty cool.

    The Google 404 page however could be greatly improved – I blogged about it here: http://pjstudio.co.uk/blog/google-should-improve-their-404-error-page/

  • peopelof

    Jul 7th

    I think what all this links above… not interesting. real 404 error page must be fully informative. minimum graphic, maximum info and navigation

  • Mike van Hoenselaar

    Jul 8th

    Great overview. What a lot of 404 do wrong is telling the user that the user did something wrong. But YOU did something wrong. A big difference.

    And if you didnt do anything wrong. Give the user the impression that you did.

  • Martin LeBlanc Eigtved

    Jul 8th

    Nice list.

    Turbomilk did this nice drawing for Iconfinder’s 404: http://www.iconfinder.com/pagenotfound

  • Stefa

    Jul 8th

    How about mine ? http://www.skillstar.com/404
    Hope your enjoy !!!

  • Mani Viswanathan

    Jul 8th

    The 404 page with the title ‘Play Again’ gave me an idea to embed a game instead of a pic. The first 404 page of a man sitting on a chair is fantastic too.

  • Saifu

    Jul 8th

    Interesting……..i like denisechandler…

  • Sjur

    Jul 8th

    Last one is the default GoDaddy 404 page.

  • G369

    Jul 8th

    thank you, very inspiring!
    I’ll leave one as well, the last I saw:
    http://abduzeedo.com/404

  • Oles

    Jul 8th

    Creashit is the best

  • Swamykant

    Jul 8th

    Wow. awesome collection.

  • David Hellmann

    Jul 8th

    Thanks for sharing! :) Nice collection. 404 Pages are so awesome :)

  • jack

    Jul 8th

    haha denise chandlers 404 page is just the one that comes if you host with godaddy.com

  • Bonjour 404

    Jul 8th

    Nice collection!
    We have the same collection (and more!) on http://www.bonjour404.fr/
    The best 404 showcase EVER!

  • Joefrey Mahusay

    Jul 10th

    Love the brandstack. Thanks for sharing :)

  • Matthew Fennell

    Jul 11th

    These look great and are a vast improvement over the default boring ones, love em!

  • Christopher

    Jul 11th

    @Stefa: I love the illustration! Looks great!

  • jaw crusher

    Jul 12th

    wow, there adopt all type of website, very great, and i have save them

  • PsdDude

    Jul 12th

    Really creative, I might try to make my own 404 page :)

  • Space Ark Studios

    Jul 12th

    Very creative! It would be great if there is a tutorial on how to do a 404 page.

  • Andrey

    Jul 13th

    http://dvoedesign.com/404
    written “uncharted territory”

  • Fort Myers Website Design

    Jul 14th

    I would like to appreciate for sharing all these designs as all of them are much creative. I am definitely going to use many of them.

  • Frog

    Jul 14th

    FrogsThemes.com is wicked and was featured on Mashable…

    Frogsthemes.com/404

  • may loc nuoc nano

    Jul 16th

    nice collection!
    Thanks for sharing

  • Web Design Houston Texas

    Jul 29th

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