We’ve all seen the above message at least once, perhaps many times, while navigating through the Web. Maybe you typed in a link wrong and clicked on link that went nowhere.

Typically, you get a non-descript page telling you of the error involved. What some people might not realize is that every webmaster is free to direct visitors to whatever they want when a 404 error is encountered. It could be a custom made 404 page, another internal page, or even another site.

A few months ago, I discovered this and took about five minutes to whip up my own little 404 page for this site. It’s pretty cheezy, but for five minutes, I didn’t expect much.

If you’re interested in how others handle 404 errors, take a look here. This site has a great repository of info on 404 errors and custom 404 pages. This one is pretty funny.

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