The 404 page is a great place to tell your users what went wrong, and give them options for how they want to proceed.

The first thing you should do when designing the 404 page is figure out why it’s being shown. Is there an error in the URL? Did someone try to access a non-existent file on your server? Or maybe something else entirely? Once you know that, you can decide which of these three types of pages are appropriate:

1) The “oops!” page – This type of 404 message tells people that something went wrong on their end, but doesn’t provide any information about what happened or how they can fix it

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