So you want a dropdown menu...Oh, I had fun doing those! I got sick and tired of the amount of real estate lists of links were taking up, so I nicked some code from elsewhere on the BC website, and ta da!
Here's an example:
And here's the code:
<select class=tinyselect onChange="self.location.href=''+this.options[this.selectedIndex].value+''">
<option value="">Bookrings/rays I have joined:</option>
<option value="http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/1316291">Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventures, Dave Gorman</option>
<option value="http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/762731" class="TRAVselect">Mother Love, Martine Oborne</option>
First, please make sure that each select and option tag is on one line. It's okay if it word wraps, but NO hitting return.
Then each book goes in as an <option>...</option>. Each option is one choice in the dropdown. The first option has no value, this means that it's just a placeholder really. Gives an explanation of the drop down, and doesn't affect anything if people just click on the list and scan it - they won't necessarily be redirected to a different page if they don't choose a particular choice in the dropdown.
The "value=..." bit in the <option> tag gives the URL that the user will be sent to if they choose that option. You need to make the URLs complete (http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/762731, for example) or AT LEAST keep the initial slash ("/") on the partial URL (eg /journal/762731).
The class=... bit for each option gives the colouring in the dropdown. The choices are:
class="TRAVselect" - yellow (travelling)
class="TBRselect" - purple (to be read)
class="RESselect" - pink (reserved)
class="AVLselect" - green (available)
class="PCselect" - silver (permanent collection)