cmendla - 1:54 am on May 5, 2010 (gmt 0)
Thanks for the input. I've settled on a little workaround for now.
1. I'll leave the regular joomla error message in place. That returns a 404 for non existant URLs.
2. I opened up the template/system/css/error.css and changed the font size to 14. That makes the error message a bit more readable.
That will solve my immediate problem. I'll keep an eye open for any solutions that will allow me to create a custom 404 that is integrated with joomla. I did see one version where you can include the headers and footers but it probably isn't worth the effort right now.
By simply increasing the font size, the standard joomla error page is a lot more readable. When I get a chance, I can play with the php in the error.php and customize the page a bit more.