The samples you provide work great but I am still missing the boat somewhere. So the categories are centered and the list item are left which is what I asked you for. Thank You.
So building off what I thought I had learned I tried to set the background transparent with this:
No effect. Perhaps my skin file was interfering so I removed it and I got the default telerik skin. We are not quite ready to upgrade to the latest asp .net controls so the transparent skin is not an option yet. So looking at the example above I want the centered category to have a transparent background but on mouseover etc. I want all the webblue skin "effects/styles" I'm sorry for not grasping the css skin file layout quickly.