August 29, 2011
In an earlier post, I mentioned my favorite error message: Nothing to undo
I’m not the only person who thinks about error messages. It’s part of usability, for example: deciding when, and where, to place error messages so that the user is going to see them. Vague or unhelpful error messages can make a simple problem worse.
On the other hand, a clever error message may change someone’s experience from frustration to a smile. I saved three examples because they did exactly that:
Here is a collection of clever error messages that are an interesting twist on “page not found”:
Do you have any favorite 404/page not found error pages? Do share!