The 404 Not Found error is one of those things you never want your users seeing – but when and if they do, it should be informative and also friendly.
As legend has it, the origin of the error message has a very interesting story dating all the way back to the 1980s when a group of scientists at CERN (Switzerland) started working on what would become the World Wide Web.
In order to achieve this goal, the scientists worked to create a database infrastructure that offered open access to data in various formats.
The World Wide Web’s central database was located in the office on the fourth floor of a building — room 404 to be exact.
Many companies have given their 404 pages some character and style:
But currently, RedwoodJS’s is:
I like minimalism, but perhaps this is too “spartan”
Want to make this page better?
You can find the page code here:
Some general considerations:
- All markup and styles need to be within the component
- Shouldn’t rely on TailwindCss
- Supports Safari, Chrome, Firefox, etc.
- Quick to load, so relatively lightweight
- Friendly, engaging, exciting
- Reflects mission and sentiment from Docs - Introduction : RedwoodJS Docs
Open to new animation, mascot/characters, helpful links to resources … be creative!
And – practically every RedwoodJS dev will get to see your work at some point. How cool is that?
Reply here if you are interested and will be posting either a repo to contribute to or some other way to showcase your work so people can see and maybe vote for the page that becomes part of v1!