Creating Custom 404 Pages

Mar 22, 2007 | 1,799 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Jeff Atwood has a good writeup on creating user friendly 404 pages.

We understand what 404 means: Page Not Found. But the average internet user has no idea what 404 means or what to do about it. To them, it's yet another unintelligible error message from the computer. Most 404 pages are unvarnished geek-speak.

In five simple points he explains the intricacies of a user-friendly custom 404 page. He also informs about a site dedicating to documenting funny 404 pages.

  • Drop the 404
  • Automatically notify you of the 404
  • Try to find what the user was looking for and provide links to possible matches
  • Present links to the most popular or most recent items
  • Keep the 404 page simple

For a detailed description read the full post.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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