7 examples of website error pages that engage visitors

Broken links can be dead ends, unless you employ some ingenuity and create a favorable impression—and help your visitors navigate back to your operative pages.

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When we discuss “impeccable” or “stellar” Web design, we imagine modernized layouts with rich and interactive media.

Ease of navigation and the overall user experience falls into our general disposition as well. But what happens when we land on a page that doesn’t exist, such as a broken link?

Remember this?

This page does not help visitors, rendering it valueless.

Just like this one:

All this does is cause frustration.

The 404 page, which users are directed to when a URL points to a page that no longer exists on the server, have long plagued the Internet. They’ve never been helpful, and in the vast majority of cases, they’re just ugly.

As HTML, CSS, and Javascript progressed, design standards were raised. Websites became dynamic and interactive—and eventually social.

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