There is no doubt that one of the most frustrating things about being 404 when browsing the web. You spend time and effort to study, in the information jumbled web search between useful information, not easy to find a close to the goal of the link, point in but is a pit Dad's 404 pages, anger and frustration in the heart swell feeling really uncomfortable. In fact, I have often encountered this situation recently, as a use of the early Kindle second generation of the old users, recently want to brush a more K2 system, but not surprisingly early to see the forum was merged into the Millet Forum, and early all the precious data can not be searched, and finally in the hi! PDA E-ink version found a number of links, the results are all slashing of the rice rabbit and "can not find the page you want", heart plug.
Of course, as a developer/designer, we can actually do better. If the page is really not there, we still need to put ourselves in the user's shoes and do our best to weaken the frustration and anxiety of the users and give them enough help. If you look for it, there are many good things about 404 in the set.
Next, take a look at the collection of the 404 error pages that you recommend below to see how other designers are using ideas to defuse embarrassment. While designers and developers try to avoid users encountering 404, when users inevitably plunge into the wrong page, they want users to try to stay in the web for a little while. Therefore, in the design of 404 pages, the emotional design is the primary task, and then supplemented by appropriate functions and help.
The problem is inevitable, but creative and interesting design always creates a good start to solving problems, doesn't it?
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