We don’t see them very often, but a creatively designed 404 page can really bring a smile to your face. In the case of our redesign, since most of you will never see our 404 page, we thought we should share ours publicly. Why not make it whimsical? Wikipedia tell us,
The 404 or Not Found error message is a HTTP standard response code indicating that the client was able to communicate with a given server, but the server could not find what was requested.
The web site hosting server will typically generate a “404 Not Found” web page when a user attempts to follow a broken or dead link; hence the 404 error is one of the most recognizable errors users can find on the web.
However, modern times calls for more modern practices. Put some thought and creativity into your 404 page and maybe you’ll be lucky enough to get some social mo-jo from it.