Re-design update: a new 404 page

[10 Aug 2011 | By | 2 Comment(s) | 3,379 views ]

As part of the changes I’m working on to dabbled.org, I decided to create a fun 404 page (you know, the Page Not Found thing you get with a bad link). The new background is watercolor paper, so I created an effect of the paper being torn to see what was underneath–and of course some cute robots peeking through. And the effect even covers part of the header. I thought it was a pretty cute trick. You can see it by going to any link on the site that doesn’t exist, like http://dabbled.org/slkdfjs.

I’ve seen several cute 404 pages recently, but mine was inspired by the one on Swiss Miss (great design site). Here’s her’s.

If anyone’s interested, I’ll write up a quick tutorial on how to make the graphic in photoshop, and also how to incorporate it into your 404 page.

PS: you can see another version of the same thing at my sometimes updated art site: http://nancydorsner.com/sdjflk

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  • Nancy Dorsner (Dot) [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

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  • Joy [] :

    Hi!
    This is such a cute idea! I’d like a tutorial on making this, but don’t have a clue where I’d put such a super little robot! Would need instructions on that as well.
    Thanks for thinking of us.
    XoXoXo
    Joy