Nano pin assignment for LCD

Hi there,

I’m currently using an Arduino Nano and a New Haven LCD Display [] which does not have the Hitachi driver most have, but I’ve read it’s compatible. This picture shows the pin assignment, with RS, E, DB4, DB5, DB6, and DB7 from LCD are connected to D5, D6, D7, D8, D9, D10 on the nano respectively.

and here is my code:

  LiquidCrystal Library - Hello World
 Demonstrates the use a 16x2 LCD display.  The LiquidCrystal
 library works with all LCD displays that are compatible with the 
 Hitachi HD44780 driver. There are many of them out there, and you
 can usually tell them by the 16-pin interface.
 This sketch prints "Hello World!" to the LCD
 and shows the time.
  The circuit:
 * LCD RS pin to digital pin 8
 * LCD Enable pin to digital pin 9
 * LCD D4 pin to digital pin 10
 * LCD D5 pin to digital pin 11
 * LCD D6 pin to digital pin 12
 * LCD D7 pin to digital pin 13
 * 10K resistor:
 * ends to +5V and ground
 * wiper to LCD VO pin (pin 3)
 Library originally added 18 Apr 2008
 by David A. Mellis
 library modified 5 Jul 2009
 by Limor Fried (
 example added 9 Jul 2009
 by Tom Igoe
 modified 25 July 2009
 by David A. Mellis

// include the library code:
#include <LiquidCrystal.h>

// initialize the library with the numbers of the interface pins
LiquidCrystal lcd(8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13);

void setup() {
  // set up the LCD's number of rows and columns: 
  lcd.begin(8, 2);
  // Print a message to the LCD.
  lcd.print("hello, world!");

void loop() {
  // set the cursor to column 0, line 1
  // (note: line 1 is the second row, since counting begins with 0):
  lcd.setCursor(0, 1);
  // print the number of seconds since reset:

I realize it is just the Hello World example, but I want to verify that I have the pins written correctly. I’m I supposed to be coding with the numbers like this: 5 for D5, or go by the other convention where D5 correlates to pin 8 on the overall board. Please help, I’m just seeing black squares on the LCD.

P.S. I got this to work perfectly with an Arduino Duemilanove replacing the Nano in this circuit.