“404” pages on websites are a true waste of our time and resources, the world over.
“404” means the link, page or resource is no longer available on the website. It’s a response that websites give when a certain type of error happens.
We have a client; NCVO in London, they are big in the charity sector and we help them with several of their digital platforms.
I noticed just now that they have a very interesting feature on their website when someone goes to a website address or page that is has either gone or has been moved – often referred to in development as a “404” page. I’m sure you have seen this phrase.
The above is an example of what pops up if you cant find a page on NCVO website here: www.ncvo.org.uk. I have taken out the identity of the person referred to for obvious reasons.
I think it’s a great idea as apparently 275,000 people a year go missing and that just in the UK!
Only the other day was thinking about what I could do to help find missing people, using my experience of the internet. I have some ideas then I saw this – not the answer but a nice idea and I recommend you look at it.
If you want this put into your website – contact your developers or let us know.