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40 Creative & Funny 404 Pages You’ll Love

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Let’s face it, nobody likes the dreaded 404 page. It’s annoying and overall a waste of precious time, not to mention that it leaves you confused while you wonder whether it was your own typo or the page has been moved. Nobody likes broken links, but this can and should most definitely be changed! Lately we’ve seen an increase in creative and humorous 404 pages that are sure to make you smile.

It’s time for a revolution. With a little bit of imagination and creativity, 404 pages can be transformed in something that may actually be worth your time. They can be turned from dull to hilarious, which will entertain the viewer as well as easily redirecting them to the right webpage. Whether it’s a video of a screaming goat, an entertaining animation, a fun image, Venn diagrams, or simply a witty message, you can turn 404 pages into something much more amusing and useful.

If you want to get extra creative, you can even turn a 404 page into an entirely different environment, like the realistic subway station that redirects you to Daniel Karcher’s Film Design Studios webpage, which uses a variety of mediums to let you know that you’re lost, and helps you find the page you were initially searching for. Or you could entertain us for a really, really long time with a game like PacMan, like the Blue Fountain Media 404 page does (this is a fantastic idea, by the way… and yes, I did just spend the last 15 minutes playing this childhood favorite!).

In this article, we’re featuring 40 funny 404 pages you’ll love. We hope these great examples will serve as good inspiration, so that we’ll never have to suffer the classic 404 pages. Whatever you decide to come up with, make sure it’s fun and different, and that it gives us something to do or something to think about. Let us know in the comment section below which one you liked best. Enjoy!

Bluegg

Bluegg

Airbnb

Airbnb

Lego

Lego

Magnt

Magnt

GitHub

GitHub

Blue Fountain Media

Blue-Fountain-Media

Daniel Karcher Film Design Studios

Daniel-Karcher-Film-Design-Studios

MailChimp

MailChimp

Tin Sanity

Tin-Sanity

Home Star Runner

Home-Star-Runner

Duoh!

Duoh!

Bit.ly

Bit.ly

DropBox

DropBox

Wufoo

Wufoo

eHarmony

eHarmony

Dailymotion Cloud

Dailymotion-Cloud

Walk with You

Walk-with-You

LimpFish

LimpFish

Starbucks

Starbucks

Huwshimi

Huwshimi

Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard-Entertainment

CSS-Tricks

CSS-Tricks

Have fun

Have-fun

Block in Shapes

Block-in-Shapes

Keep it Concise

Keep-it-Concise

Use Emotion

Use-Emotion

Be Illustrative

Be-Illustrative

Don’t Overthink It

Don’t-Overthink-It

Be Literal

Be-Literal

Stylize

Stylize

Use Overlap

Use-Overlap

Limit Color

Limit-Color

Embrace Texture

Embrace-Texture

Be Unconventional

Error-Page-404

Use Negative Space

Use-Negative-Space

Make it a Pun

Make-it-a-Pun

Be Cheeky

Be-Cheeky

Create Dimension

Create-Dimension

Carry Shapes Throughout

Carry-Shapes-Throughout

Be Informative

Be-Informative

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Written by Iggy

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. Check out Iggy's design tutorials and articles at his Web Design Blog or follow his daily findings on Twitter.

9 Comments

  1. michael says:

    Here is a fun one.

    clixfuel.com/404-2/

  2. Kiki says:

    Nice ones, the Mailchimp one is sweet.
    I still like mine best, though: e13.de/404.html :o)

    • Mireia says:

      Michael’s suggestion is so cute! I love baby’s expression. And the proportions of the paper roll compared to its body.

      Yours is really smart. It makes me dizzy!

      Here’s mine.
      bukante.net/404.html
      In 3 languages.

  3. Mac says:

    Here’s another. Mildly humorous and helpful:

    identimac.com/404.html

  4. Here’s mine:

    drstrangeipsum.com/404.html

    Feedback is always welcome!

  5. Perfect 404 Pages, thank you for the Input!

    I think i must Change mine.

    Regards,
    Arsim Murtezi

  6. Justin says:

    I would love to know how to create a funny 404 webpage.

  7. Bhavia says:

    This is very creative and funny at the same time. I really found Make it a Pun funny. This are a great source of inspiration to do better.

  8. Roy says:

    Wow so much fun for these 404 pages. Think I need to have one.

    thanks

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