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Add a Custom 404 Page With a Javascript Redirect

Posted on October 4th, 2014

if you’ve spent weeks designing a great looking website, why should you put up with boring, ugly 404 pages? Answer: you don’t have to! Here’s a simple way to add a custom page to replace your standard 404 page. It will also work with all sorts of other pages too, like 401, 403 and 500 redirects.

All you need is access to your htaccess file in your root folder and the part of your brain that you use to design….

custom 404 page redirect

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Host Server Updates Changing htaccess File

Posted on May 29th, 2014

You may be aware that I wrote a while back about how Free Virtual Servers were affecting my .htaccess file with their own server changes – it seems that your code can be messed with without your permission or prior warning or notification. We use Mobile Detect to redirect our desktop site to a mobile version depending on what the user is using to view our site. To do this we need to parse our html site as php. You can see this in action by searching for Fizz Web Design on a Smartphone. You should be redirected to our mobile version.

I gave a solution for all those suffering a similar fate which you can read here.

Recently it’s started happening again..

htaccess file code broken by server update

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