Knights Help Pages
Some useful HTML and links to help you put up a basic
Chess Problems and Articles on the Web
A good series of articles with screenshots that takes
you through the basic steps.
pages in HTML from PGN.
on the Net
Graham Brown offers excellent advice both to web browsers
and web masters. See especially his article on Making
Money on the Net.
Your Chess Homepage Series (no longer available at that location but accessible through the Web Archive at My Homepage, About the Zukertort Homepage, Zukertort Article 1, etc.)
Tim Harding had published a series of articles on
web publishing using Palmede's technology as a starting
point and offering the example of his Zukertort Web
Site as a model. This was a wonderful series of articles
for anyone thinking about building their own web site,
but it appears no longer to be available.
A useful collection of tutorials from the Rutgers
A great collection of technical and design turotials
to improve your website.
The best collection of free tutorials devoted to Adobe
Photoshop. Also check out GoodTutorials
Tutorials and Advice
The classic resource on web design.
Jakob Nielsen's great site devoted to improving web
A great set of useful design tutorials by Dmitry Kirsanov.
Domain Images and Graphics
One of the best collections of pictures and graphics.
Some interesting graphics from the Huntsville Chess
A great collection of images to use in playing variations
Images from the early days of chess.
A small selection plus downloads.
Web Editors and Other Programs
If you can afford it (or if you can get a good student
discount or something), Macromedia's Dreamweaver MX
is by far the best web editing program around. It
can take a little while to learn, but once you understand
the basics you will be able to manage quite a large
and complex site. Try their 30-day
The best image editing program going.
Allows you to put any sort of document onto the web
in PDF format.
and Other Issues
Games Belong to the World by Tim Harding
An interesting discussion of why game scores must
never be copyrighted.
Little Tutorial on PGN
A very useful discussion of Portable Game Notation.
Below are some links I have found useful in looking
for a host. I recommend that before you commit
to a service you surf the web and online forums
looking for anyone complaining about them (or praising
them). Do some basic consumer investigating before
A good place to hear what people think.
A very well-reviewed web host.
A good place to start out.
A reliable host with lots of support and good prices. And I can recommend them
from personal experience. Especially good for beginners.
Offers a variety of options and the "yahoo" name.
Well, you get what you pay for....
Potentially Useful Utilities
Mann's Chess Pages
Mann has some of the best free software around.
Promises free server space for chess-related sites.
Everything you ever wanted to know about computer
chess games on the web with xbdtohtml
I have not used this program and there are some disclaimers,
but it seems to convert game scores into HTML and
can be used for live webcasts.
Provides the best free software for playing chess
A useful tutorial for chess-lovers who want to learn
A collection of programs for managing game files.
Pages - Free Chess
Programs and instructions.
Most people looking to set up a chess website
want to do it for their club or organization. The
first step in setting up such a site is to look
at other club sites on the web to get ideas for
content and design. Here are links to some sample
club sites (which I'm still collecting, if you
want to recommend one) and directories to more.
My site for my favorite club.
A well-established site with simple but effective
design to house lots of content.
A well-known site on the net. Don't like the spinning
knights, but it's typical....
One of London's finest.
Serving the Boston area.
One of the best clubs and an excellent club website.
An excellently produced and quite robust site.
One of the oldest and most famous clubs.
An excellent resource from the Internet Chess Club.
Links to Chess Clubs
A good resource for some major sites.
Open Directory of Clubs and Associations
A good listing of international sites.
Directory to U.S. Clubs
A fairly good listing, though far from comprehensive.
A site where you can promote your club or find
other club sites.