Use Tag for Creative 404 Error Pages

Holly Richmond
Friday, May 20, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Creative 404 pages are an art (there are entire online galleries dedicated to the subject). From Twitter's fail whale to cartoonist The Oatmeal's drawing of Tumbeasts for Tumblr, companies are showing that error pages don't have to be boring. You can easily use Tag to spruce up your 404 page, softening the blow of unexpected site results and entertaining your visitors in the process.


404 Error Mockup


Adding a Tag to your 404 page is another example of when Tags make sense online (as opposed to in the physical world). Your Tag could link visitors to a charity donation page, where they can make a secure mobile payment to natural disaster relief efforts or another worthy cause. Or it could connect them to a mobile game. Either way, you aren't losing site visitors by redirecting them to another site, like you would with a URL. They can refresh the page while interacting with a mobile experience. Everybody wins!


404 Image Mockup


What would you link a Tag on your 404 page to? Let us know in the comments below or on Tag’s Facebook or Twitter pages.



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