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February 5th, 2009

Crafty Custom 404 Pages

Few things are as frustrating as not being able to find a web page you are looking for.  You’re cruising along when all of a sudden you click that bad link, or your finger slips and you type a ‘r’ instead of a ‘t’, or you know you got it right and your page has inexplicably disappeared – hey, we’ve all been there.  Yes, when that moment comes and you are met with the standard “Page Not Found” message it’s more than a little annoying.

But sometimes it’s not so bad.  When a designer takes the time to create a custom 404 page it adds to the user experience.  Sure, you’re still a little annoyed you haven’t found what you were looking for – but running into an error page that’s funny or creative or just plain great to look at lessens the blow a bit.  You might even stick around and give it another go instead of bouncing right off the site.

We love well done custom 404 pages – here are 35 of our favorites for your inspiration!

Stef

Nokia

NorthFace

http://www.mamselle.ca/error.html

Sonic

kottke

SocialThing

wulffmorgenthaler

robgoodlatte

truth

CraigsList

BirhgtKit

ApartmentHomeLiving

Zug

bonnaroo

livadaru

larknews

evisibility

zivity

magneticwebmedia

acorncreative

dawdle

lileks

jeremyfuksa

dazeofourlives

cricketfeet

martinkorner

orangecoat

homestarrunner

geeksquad

renkoo

fryewiles

tadley

jackfig

slonky

September 19th, 2008

Some Exciting News

We’ve got a big announcement this week: AgencyTool is going international!  Because of the number of inquiries we have gotten and the amount of traffic we have been seeing, AT has decided to launch an ‘International’ category in our directory!  Check it out…

As for the Dashboard we’ve got some great updates there as well.  We’ve added a link to the great SEO blog Search Engine Land as well as an article: 13 ways to Determine Link Quality.  There are also 2 new options for e-commerce processors listed; CommerceGate and 2checkout.com.

A great resource on creating your own custom 404 pages has been added from skidzopedia and we’ve got a great new tool for organizing and editing screenshots called FireShot.

That’s just a bit of what’s been added -  make sure to check the Dashboard so you don’t miss anything.

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