… not the least if you are a Rolling Stones fan.
Because The Rolling Stones have one of the coolest 404 pages we have seen.
Know what a 404 page is?
It’s the page you land on when you can’t get what you want.
More precisely it means that the page or content you’re expecting to find by clicking a link on a web page just isn’t there.
Instead you land on a so-called 404 page with an errormessage about a 404 error.
What is a 404 error?
A 404 error means that the content you’re looking for is not there anymore…
You can’t always get what you want, right?
And, it might never have been there in the first place.
A common example for this is typing a URL by memory and just not getting it right.
Changing the URL of a page can also trigger a 404 error-message because other pages might still link to the old URL.
These are some of the most common reasons for 404 errors:
- the page has been moved without redirection, or
- the page has never existed, or
- the URL contains a typo, or
- the URL is broken, or not correct in some other way
Design and styling of 404 pages is not a new discipline in web design and website design.
There have been many really funny 404 pages over the years.
The coolest 404 page
You can’t always get what you want
The Rolling Stones came close to creating a perfect match between system, web design and web content with their “You can’t always get what you want” 404 page design.
The Rolling Stones’ website for their 2014 tour “The Rolling Stones On Fire” had one of the coolest 404 pages we have come across.
The Rolling Stones’ official website and their campaign and tour websites are made in WordPress.
The 404 page included a concert video with The Rolling Stones playing “You can’t always get what you want“, live at Twickenham Stadium, London, August 2003.
Since the Rolling Stones’ On Fire tour is long over the Rolling Stones decided to dismantle their sublime 404 page.
You can check out an amazing live performance with the Rolling Stones in the video below:
Video: The Rolling Stones – You Can’t Always Get What You Want live at Twickenham Stadium, London, August 2003
Post updated feb. 1st. 2021.