The Best 404 Page. Period.
By spydergrrl on August 21, 2011
I have officially found my favourite 404 page of all time. For now. Until something kewler comes along. But this is soooooo kewl, I think it'll be a while.
Here's a bit of context: Nosh.me is
a suggestive namea mobile web app to locate restaurants. And being a bunch of hard core geeks, they put together a wicked kewl 404 page. What makes it the best? It's a mini movie. Nay. It's a mini action movie. A missing page, a special ops team, guns. COME ON!
Now before you watch the video, check out the (voluminous & equally awesome) 404 message:
Periodically, pages go missing, assets get misplaced -- you should not be concerned. This is a startup, this kind of thing happens. At Nosh, we are fortunate to have a relationship with several teams of ex-special forces operatives who help us track down these missing pages. When a page on this website goes rogue -- and a code 404 arises -- we dispatch one of our teams to bring it back. Ideally they are able to salvage the missing page, but sometimes, if the page is truly lost, they have to take it out (resulting in the subsequent code 500 when the page gets taken down). Regarding the page you are currently looking for, one of our teams actually did find it, but it did not want to be found and a firefight ensued. This encounter is documented above. We are very sorry we are not able to display the page you were looking for. Please go back home and we’ll do our best to ensure this kind of mix up is resolved peacefully in the future.
Told you it was awesome. Now here's the
Want to see the page in the wild? You can see it here: http://www.nosh.me/test. What's your favourite 404 page? Does it measure up to mine?
(Source: The Awesomer)
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