19 Amazing 404 Pages.
By Nir Barlev
Mar 24, 2015
404 pages are error landing pages displayed to users when they have clicked on a broken or dead link. The 404 error page indicates that connection with the server was established successfully, but the data users are looking for cannot be located on the server. The 404 error page or page not found message is typically generated by the website hosting server.
The 404 Page Not Found message is a standard template. If developers want to spruce up their website design, custom 404 error messages can be added. Here are some eye-catching examples to consider:
1. Outta Gas 404 Page.
The Outta Gas 404 Page is suitable for personal websites, portfolio websites as well as company websites. Its minimalist design and dark color scheme allow it to be both subtle and stylish at the same time. Lettering was made using Google web fonts.
2. Emboss Suggest 404 Page.
The Emboss Suggest 404 Page is an example of an error page template which can be used for different website errors. The field on the right allows developers to display additional information such as suggestions or alternate paths to users who have encountered the 404 error. Emboss Suggest is a neat and informative template.
3. Red Gloss 404 Page.
Red Gloss 404 is more of a website design exercise rather than a ground-breaking 404 page template. Nevertheless, Red Gloss makes 404 errors look good period. The .PSD file is well organized, with colors easily modified. The template is fully customizable by designers.
4. The Rosso 404 Page.
A simplistic yet untraditional 404 page design which is sure to be a good addition to any modern website design. The Rosso is eye catching and comprehensible. No unnecessary information is presented to users which makes this 404 page all the more definitive.
5. Bad Robot! 404 Page.
Bad Robot! is cool looking 404 page design which is suitable for different types of websites. Its basic looks and cool graphics will draw user attention for sure. The HTML file comes with four color schemes and seven background patterns to choose from.
6. Hell Yeah 404 Page.
If you want your website design to stand out, even when in error, then by all means grab the Hell Yeah 404 template. Its fun and quirky design will be a hit with both youngsters and grownup users. The burning mushrooms on either side are such a cool way to top off the design, aren’t they!?
7. End of Business 404 Page.
End of Business 404 Page is best used for corporate website designs. Its somewhat conservative but modernistic looks make for a stylish looking error page design. The integrated social network plug-ins provide for some functionality even when users have reached a dead end..
8. Four Black Four 404 Page.
If your are after minimalistic, no fuss website design then the Four Black Four error page design is what you need. Basic shapes, three color scheme and no unnecessary information make for a clean look that will strike a chord with many users who like things simple.
9. Number Plate 404 Page.
Number Plate 404 is down to business error page that leaves nothing to chance. Whether you like it green, orange or purple it doesn’t matter – the page is not there. The PSD file of Number Plate 404 is fully customizable with grouped and labeled layers.
10. New Classic 404 Page.
When looking to keep your website design traditional but not boring, then consider the New Classic 404 page. It features responsive layout with single column design. Suitable for both personal and commercial websites, New Classic can be edited as required.
11. Got Milk 404 Page.
Got Milk will up your website design coolness factor immediately! The cool graphics and untraditional layout are simply great. The clean and professional design of Got Milk can be adjusted to suit different websites. Got Milk is .PSD layered file.
12. Bolt 404 Page.
Cartoon 404 pages may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but they do look good. The Bolt 404 page is a playful design suitable for blogs and personal websites. The design was created using shape layers and standard fonts.
13. Monstrous Pack 404 Pages.
This is a cool collection of professionally designed (adorable) cartoon monsters, indicating users have reached a dead end. Choose the most suitable monster as per your website design and personal taste. Oh yes, there is an astronaut too – don’t leave him hanging in 404 vacuum, but bring him back to Home!
14. Traditional 404 Page.
The Traditional 404 Page is the most barren, minimalistic error page design you can come across. Don’t underestimate its basic looks though, as certain types of website design will only benefit from using such simplified 404 templates. Naturally, the design can be edited as necessary and made to include additional colors and elements.
15. Indigo 404 Page.
Most of the time, extravagant website design is a good thing, and the Indigo 404 page makes no exception. Eye catching graphics, and a combination of visual effects and elements have created a really intriguing 404 page design. Best used for personal sites and blogs.
16. Fast 404 Page.
A simple and effective design, the Fast 404 error page is an excellent example of how basic graphics combined with the right colors (and some texture in the background) can add up to a great looking page design. By default, the Fast 404 comes in two different color schemes.
17. Cloud Matter 404 Page.
A playful and cheerful 404 page design, Cloud Matter 404 is untraditional and easy to digest. Embossed lettering and the glossy finish of the elements makes Cloud Matter a finely tuned design template, though its looks may limit its application in terms of website design.
18. Digi Blue 404 Page.
Digi Blue 404 page combines traditional page layout with modernized design elements. Its layered structure gives the template depth and makes its overall appearance all the more consolidated. The fields on the right can be used to provide website users with useful content and information regarding the error, or the website in general.
19. Countdown Redirect 404 Page.
The Countdown Redirect 404 page features some cool design elements. Although the concept is nothing new, it provides for nice visuals. The countdown timer below the ‘torn-up’ graphic can be programmed to lead users to a specific page or site. The time on the countdown timer can also be edited as required. The template is AdSense ready.
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