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Crafting 404 pages

As a follow up to my earlier post on Entertaining Error Messages, I’d like to offer this article from Smashing Magazine. It’s a thoughtful explanation that looks at preventing the “page not found” error in the first place as well as some tips...

Entertaining Error Messages

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...

Nothing to Undo

My iPhone sometimes displays this error message, which has become my favorite. The message carries with it both a sense of calm and an opportunity to pause in the moment.         Really. At this moment, everything is OK. That cookie I had during my afternoon slump?...