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revised Is it worth having custom 404 pages for different features of a web app?
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comment Is it worth having custom 404 pages for different features of a web app?
The status code matters for non-human visitors such as search engine bots. Google for example expunges 410 gone pages more quickly than 404 pages which makes it less likely that users would get to such pages. The magic numbers do matter.
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answered Is it worth having custom 404 pages for different features of a web app?
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comment Is it worth having custom 404 pages for different features of a web app?
A specific message on the 404 page would be very helpful in cases in which content was removed or expired. In those cases you might want to consider a "410 Gone" status instead of 404 though.
Jan
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comment Is it worth having custom 404 pages for different features of a web app?
You say no" but then the error message you propose is actually specific to meeting as opposed to other types. I think you mean "yes", but be careful what you put on those pages.
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comment Should we use hash tags (with a #) in content titles when that content is often shared on Twitter?
Yes, I have personal reservations about this practice as well. I'm hoping for some data about how users would react to it, or at the very least, the experience of somebody that has tried something similar.
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revised Might a design be “too good” for users that expect a low price?
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comment Why is it called the fold?
It has nothing to do with delivery. When delivered, newspapers were/are usually rolled up. Newspaper vending machines (news racks) displayed folded newspapers. The portion above the fold was very important to get people interested in buying the paper from the vending machine. Photo: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newspaper_vending_machine#mediaviewer/…
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revised Should we use hash tags (with a #) in content titles when that content is often shared on Twitter?
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comment Video automatically playing on a home or landing page - studies and data
Similar to ux.stackexchange.com/questions/21082/…
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comment Why do businesses frequently keep one half of double doors locked?
This topic has a very long thread at the straight dope: boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=642772 where tens of reasons are brought forward.