23 Ingenious and Artistic 404 Error Pages – Design Inspiration

I am not a designer, but I have a deep appreciation for creative and inspiring designs. I work with designers, marketing departments and creative people every day. I’m always fascinated to see what they come up with and since I’m very much a visual person, sometimes just looking at a beautiful design is all I need to put an extra pep in my step.

These 404 page designs below are a perfect example. They are so unexpected and fun. So many times companies opt for a boring 404 page, and when they overlook that opportunity to market themselves, I think they are missing out in a huge way. If you would like even more inspiration, there is a list of websites below for you. Each one of them features even more stunning 404 page designs. I hope you check them out and enjoy them as much as I have.

Thank you for your continuous inspiration:


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    Jared 7 years

    These are great ones for sure. I looked at a ton of these 404 round-up posts before designing my own. I’d say my three favorites are CSS-Tricks.com, where the page is ripped open and the code beneath is exposed. Kind of like breaking the 3rd wall or whatever they call it in movies. Blizzard.com has a great one too where it looks like a baseball went through your monitor, shattered it, and busted up their website. My own is pretty neat too at http://LedgerNote.com/Dat-404-Doe/ where the theme song starts playing and then the various elements all start dancing to the song. There was one I saw too where you get to play Pacman that I thought was neat. Thanks for the round-up!