Many South African companies are making the most of their 404 pages using awesome images and messages. A 404 page, which appears when a user requests a page which cannot be found on a server, has been part of the Internet since the nineties. The 404 or Not Found error message is an HTTP standard response code, showing the client was able to communicate with a given server, but the server could not find what was requested.
While many websites opt for the default 404 message – such as “Not Found – The requested URL was not found on this server” or “The webpage cannot be found” – it is possible to create a custom message. Entertaining 404 pages from large South African websites and companies are shown below.
Raru – 404: This is not the page you’re looking for.
OneDayOnly – This is probably not what you were looking for, but isn’t he just so cute?
Axxess – 404
ABSA – David Attenborough would be proud of your ability to find this rare and almost one of a kind “broken link”.
Capitec – This page has hit a blank
Takealot – The page or product you’re looking for has vanished into thin air.
News24 – Signal problem
DSTV – 404 page shedding
Careers24 – We’ve searched everywhere. But can’t seem to find the page you’re looking for.
Soccer Laduma – So close!
Vodacom – Oops!
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