The problem with using links to images for each square is that it makes it difficult to play. A link to images of whole rows would be better (of course, this would have to be virtual due to the number of combinations).
Links to images of lines (obviously, virtual) would be better; alternate notations would be alright as well, but for this context they should at least map directly to board states.
I think a text notation as shown is most generally flexible, but I wouldn't mind people who want to voluntarily install something like xboard/winboard, and supplement the state with FEN.
, the current state is:
r1bqkbnr/pp3p1p/2n1p1p1/3p4/3P4/1P3N2/P1P2PPP/RNBQKB1R w KQkq - 0 7
With winboard or xboard
(for windows/*nix), you can just copy this line and paste it in. As I said, please use text notation; if you wish to enhance it with FEN, feel free.
You can use PGN in winboard/xboard as well, to dump out a textlike state (most of which you might want to edit away), which looks like this:
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r . b q k b n r
p p . . . p . p
. . n . p . p .
. . . p . . . .
. . . P . . . .
. P . . . N . .
P . P . . P P P
R N B Q K B . R
white to play
The full PGN supports the full state, but isn't very compact.