So, why does 404 error occur?
404 occurs when a web page requested is not available.
It occurs due to your visitors typed the wrong address, or they’ve visited a page that no longer exists, or there is a link on the site that leads to a “dead end”.
Here, we are listing 49 most creative 404 page designs you will ever see.
Let’s just hypnotise our users with our magical crystal ball, not really lol, but this colourful magic ball does lure the users to keep watching it over and over again.
TripAdvisor use their error page to promote their lowest price hotel price services, smart!
Here, Taras has describe 404 error with a beautiful sight of the day, sunset- which not only attract the users but also engage them into the site to find out more.
Godaddy has keep it simple to its users, just with a dang explains that the user has been lost, without even mentioning the 404 error! Points for that!
With the animation itself we can figure out that nobody knows ‘what’s happening’, the same way we did, when we stumbled upon the error page.
For all the dog lovers out there, (which many are) yelp has hired a detective dog to find out the problem! Isn’t that delightful!
This strange surreal animation has shown us that we have fallen into the loop of deadend, creative way to describe without actually telling.
Cxl, being one digital institute have showcase their skills in the error as well by taking the most loved and internet sensation Keanu Reeves from Matrix to entice their readers into their webpage.
By the walking dead hands we all can conclude that we have entered in the land of the dead, which is so creative and cool, targeting all the fans of the walking dead.
Being the most creative one, goodreads has showed the error in context with their stories and poems which are all lost and trying to find a way to the light. It changes every time which makes their readers to search for more.
Have you ever taken a wrong flight? Probably not, but yikes here you have, this can be the perfect way to tell that readers have taken a step into the wrong flight or link.
Ted is keeping it casual and easy for their users that they might have entered a wrong link, but quickly draw attention as they apologize on their behalf and give a search option right there for further surfing.
Marko has presented no lights in the ocean clearly defining the error of being lost in track.
This is the hilarious one from all, Imgur have just taken a next level to entertain their users by letting them engage in playing with the looks of the well known animals.
Wrong planet by salestinus sustyo is a cute alien monster shooing away the Astronaut who has taken a step into the wrong place, which is adorable!
Hubspot has shown its error page as ‘heartbroken’ as you have gotten to a page that no longer exists, very sweet indeed.
A lost astronaut swinging in the space with the rocket on standby, what better describes the situation the user is in.
Slack has made efforts to put the 404 page to be found in an amazing jungle scene where there are chickens and pigs just hanging around, it also scrolls horizontally with the mouse movement.
This interactive animated gif can keep their users engage in their error site for fun purpose, which allows them to move and connect the dots off the digits.
Have you ever lost one pair of your socks, mashable claims to find it out for you! Points for understanding the feels.
This entertaining animation of a caveman who doesn’t know what to do with the wires explains itself the condition of the user with a funny gesture yet creative storyline of the caveman, who ends up getting shocked.
Like the picture wasn’t cute enough to make us aww, but the courtesy in directing the way, just won our hearts.
This image describes that you have wandered deep into the ocean where you find the cute octopus in astonishment of the intruder and a crab acting innocent of what’s happening around.
We couldn’t stop chuckling at the wise work of ‘howstuffworks’, presenting their articles of the lost and missing mentioned after the error.
Exclaimed? You and me both, this 3D image shows how the reader is exclaimed over this error, and error balls coming right out of the phone screen!
Ucraft shows off their designing skills by presenting us this pleasing look of the green world.
Show us one person who wouldn’t like to listen to this adorable bunny, with that much cuteness in the error page, it’s hardly any error there.
The hilarious scene of Pulp fiction where Vincent Vega (John travolto) is trying to find Mia wallace (Uma thurman) is the best way to communicate our situation of finding an error and the amazing graphics are an add-on!
Taking the users into a virtual dreamy place rather than just showing a highlighted 404 error would always work better for people out there.
This 2D – 3D illustration works really on point to interpret the problem while also directing the way to go back home.
An artistic way to tell, you have lost your way, with showing a map and searching for ways of direction.
When the ATMs show error when your card cannot get through likewise this animation has a self explanation that an error has occurred somewhere in the link.
This animation is mesmerizing and cool, great way to showcase of the design capabilities of Mate Stojić.
Likeve has explained the error in a fun way with his animation, by showing the missing skateboarders from the ramp.
This is a well accurate design by chris who is asking us the same question which we have! What are you doing here! I typed the right link, didn’t I? Oops! maybe I didn’t.
Andrej Radisic just distracted us with his amazing representation of cinema in our backyard, I mean who doesn’t want that!
This happens to us all the time! (Well only if you have a cat) this cute little kitty just wants to play with you! What else can eliminate your frustration but a relaxing kitty.
This appealing artwork by Ann is just captivating us into focusing on the beauty of the page, almost missed that 404!
Ooops! The skateboarder has gone again leaving us into error, well “bad taste” has some good flair!
This lovely berry bumping into the wrong doorway is the cutest way to label the 404 error.
The flickering lights shaping 404 is the coolest way to bring all the memories of the club, making it more fascinating than it already is.
Sara has just top the list by putting us in awe with this lovely animation of hugging to apologize for the inconvenience the user has received.
Maxim have created such an innovative animation describing the emotion of being ‘sad’ with only lines which generated from the 4-0-4!
Where’s the Marvel fan at! This image is designed for all those truly Avengers fans, great work by Vivek Jose.
Some bears can take things a bit too much to heart, this is one of those moments!
Have you ever entered a wrong room and everybody starts staring at you like you are some kind of alien! Well this is a total representation of that.
Out of all the 404 error page examples, this page deeply understands why their customers are there, and then works hard to give those customers that content wherever they go.
Our dear Lego explains the error in the simplest way by putting the plug out from the socket, followed by three user’s emotions in the background! Very clever!