404 Usability

Brett Terpstra:

Just in case, though, I thought I’d smarten up the 404 to offer possible options based on the URL that a person comes in on.

Even when somebody enters a broken URL, It’s often possible to figure out quite a bit about where that person intended to go. I wonder why most websites don’t do more with their 404 page.1


  1. Guilty as charged. back

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