Ahh, the dreaded “Error 404: Page Not Found” message. Most of us have seen one, and usually they’re lame. Oh so lame. But occasionally a clever web dev or some kind of internet leprechaun will take advantage of the opportunity and create something really special. Something that makes you smile when you’d normally just be frustrated that you can’t look at the cat pictures you were searching for.
I guess I should take one moment, before sharing my favorite 404 page, to address those who have never seen nor heard of this phenomena. I can only assume that this is also your first time on the internet. Welcome! The internet is a strange and mysterious place filled with wonders and horrors alike. In fact, some of the wonders are actually horrifying. An Error 404 happens when your computer was able to leap across the internet and talk to the computer you’re looking for, but the page you’re seeking just isn’t there. It used to be just a boring old message on a white screen. But not always.
Here’s my favorite, from the website meh.com.
Above is just a screenshot of their 404 page and the playable video is below (you’ll need some volume for this)
I never get tired of that. What a clever way to turn a negative (page error) into a positive and entertaining time! And there are a whole BUNCH of great 404 pages out there. Share yours in the comments!
As always, thanks for reading, and you’re welcome.
Living the Dream,