All articles about error messages


No 404 error page at Google? (06-Feb-2011)

Strange. Google writes blog articles on how to make 404 error pages more useful. But they don’t seem to practice what they preach…

This route is not available at the moment (12-Mar-2010)

Route planner Mappy has an error message that says ‘Sorry, this route is not available at the moment’. I’m not sure that’s what they really mean though.

User-friendly error messages: 7 tips (28-Aug-2009)

A lot of websites make usability mistakes on their form pages. And that costs visitors. On a form page that’s extra painful because if you lose a visitor there, you loose a very valuable visitor. A visitor who’s willing to make the effort to get in touch with you or perhaps even to order something. 7 tips for user-friendly error messages.

Gender error (14-Aug-2009)

According to Citro├źn I’m suffering a ‘gender error’. Should I panic? Wear more make-up maybe? Stuff some of those chicken cutlets down my bra? None of the above. It seems I simply forgot to tell them whether I am a MR, MISS or MRS. Phew.