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Related Picture see 24 Unique and Creative AdvertisementsWhen I was browsing I found the Royal Pingdom and the article was fun and truly often happened when we browse the Internet. I think you ever face the error pages like picture below.
- The fun (or very strange) ones
- The to-the-point ones
- The “non-existent” ones (i.e. the bad examples)
The fun (or very strange) ones
Update: It turns out that the above page is actually not an official YouTube error page but a satirical take done by Brendan McGetrick. It’s still a great example, though, so we’ll leave it in here.
The to-the-point ones
The non-existent ones
Some advice about maintenance and error pages
- Keep an appropriate tone. Keep the tone in line with the service you provide. If you’re all about entertainment, entertain. If not, then maybe it might be a good idea to leave out the jokes.
- Be polite. You have just inconvenienced the visitor. Don’t make it worse.
- Don’t blame the user. Really. We have seen error pages that firmly state that the user did something wrong.
- Be informative. Let the user know what is going on and that you are doing something about it. If you know when the site will be back, let the user know.
- Provide up-to-date information. If you have a status page, link to it.
- Brand the page. It may be a simple error page, but at least include your logo so there is no doubt to the user what website he/she is on.
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