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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 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!


Updated 5/28/2015: fixed broken links (oh, the irony!)

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