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All web users encounter it sooner or later, the infamous 404 not found error page. Over time pages are removed from sites; incoming links from external sites break, a concept known as link rot, or may be wrong in the first place.
errare humanum est (to err is human) – Augustinus Hipponensis
Errors are pretty much inevitable, what is important is that they be managed well. There are some excellent resources on how to make a perfect 404 page (note: if a page is removed, the error should be 410 gone, not 404 not found, but there are few sites that get this right) and server error pages as well. Google even offers some code, along with styling options, to provide users with alternative page suggestions from a site.