One useful feature of Site44 is the ability it provides you to control the page that your visitors will see if they browse to a page that does not exist. Rather than just giving a generic message on a generic background—typical of many websites—you can specify the exact webpage that you would like delivered to visitors of non-existent pages.
When a visitor attempts to access a non-existent file, Site44 will serve the file “404.html” that exists in the top-level folder for that domain. (The file would be
What should go in that 404.html page? As is true with so much of the web, there’s been no shortage of thoughts written on this topic. Here are a few links for you to consider when creating your own 404 page:
- Creating User Friendly 404 Pages
- How To Design a 404 Page That Keeps Visitors On Your Site
- 50 Examples of Creative 404 – Page Not Found Pages
- Wanted: Your 404 Error Pages
- 404 Error Pages: Reloaded
- 404 Error Pages, One More Time
I hope you find those useful in designing your custom 404 page for your Site44-hosted websites.