404 – carrot

    404-carrot
    First, here is a direct link to the 404 – carrot project.

    What is 404 error?

    The 404 or Not Found error message is a HTTP standard response code indicating that the client was able to communicate with the server but the server could not find what was requested.
    In other words, the 404 error page pops up whenever anyone tries to browse a non existing web page.
    This page is not something people normally reach, but only in certain cases such as wrong linking, typos or when the page is no longer available
    .

    I such a cases it’s always good practice let people know that they are on the right domain and that nothing wrong really happen as well as where they can start over. Plus some additional information, for instance a picture of carrot.

    Why Carrot?

    Why not? ..Seriously, when you look on the grate amount of money companies spend on advertisement for things no one really needs. Begins with Viagra, blender, stronger washing powder continues with the add for Coca Cola, Mc. Burgers and other unnecessary and unhealthy things, did you ever realize that you never ever haven’t seen an advert for vegetables?

    Vegetable is important for our life but we see no proper advert anywhere. So, why don’t we use such a space as 404 error pages and put there picture of carrot?

    It doesn’t hurt anybody. People browse your functional pages anyway and who cares of the minor cases when they reach the normally ugly 404 error.

    If you think it over, if we make this light vegetable advert, it will write small note in the users brain and maybe one day they will buy carrot instead of  watch clock with EEG – precise heart rate measuring device.

    What can I do?

    That’s easy. Simply put this piece of code in your 404 page you have on your FTP or trough web panel if there is such a choice.
    <div align="center">
    <p>
    <img src="http://404-carrot.org/404-carrot.jpg" alt="440 - carrot" />
    <br />
    <a href="http://404-carrot.org">more information about <strong>404 carrot project</strong></a></p>
    <p>You are on <a href="YOUR_DOMAIN_ADDRESS">YOUR_DOMAIN_NAME domain.</a><br /> I'm sorry, the page you are looking for something that doesn't exist, or is no longer available.<br />
    Don't wary you can start over from the top of this domain <a href="/">here</a>
    </p>
    </div>

    If you don’t know where is the 404 page, or even don’t know what is FTP, then look first on links bellow, or else ask for help right on the http://404-carrot.org website, will be happy to assist you.

    helpful links:
    http://www.404errorpages.com/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/404_error

    solutions for chosen hostings:
    http://help.godaddy.com/article/1
    http://blog.dreamhosters.com/kbase/index.cgi?area=160

    WordPress 404 page:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_an_Error_404_Page

     

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