Create Your Own Chess Diagrams
Now you can create chess diagrams or Forsyth–Edwards Notation (FEN) strings that you can use on your own blog or site -- free of charge.
If you are familiar with Portable Game Notation (PGN) and FEN you should have little or no trouble understanding this documentation.
On the top of the "Create Chess Diagram" page is the piece selection area where you can see the pieces for both White and Black. Select a piece to place on the board by clicking in this area. The clicked piece becomes the "Selected Piece," and its background color is changed to gray. Notice that there is an empty square to the left of the white pawn.
Next is the Diagram's title -- anything you'd like -- e.g. White Mates in 2.
The next area, on the left are the various options to complete the FEN notation (yea, I know it's redundant). This area can be ignored if you're only interested in creating a diagram and not the FEN. Some options can be ignored if they don't pertain to the eventual usage. This area contains:
The next area is the board itself where you create the desired position by selecting pieces from the Piece Selection Area on the top of the screen and then clicking a square on the board where you want to place it. The rules are these:
To the right of the board area is the Prefered Image Type selection. You can create a diagram in one of these three graphic formats.
Next is Diagram Name -- again anything you'd like, e.g. Diagram 1. But this field can contain any kind of descriptive data, players' names, etc. The same goes for the Diagram Title mentioned earlier.
The next area contains two buttons:
The last area is the FEN string that can be copied and pasted in the usual manner. The FEN string is updated dynamically with each action you take.