If you need to set BackColor for the Menu, for example: <telerik:RadMenu BackColor="Red" .../>, you have to clear the background styles which come with the skin (if you don't set the Skin property, still the Default skin will get applied). To do this, please use the following css rule:
| <style type="text/css">
| background: none !important;
As for the other question, you can use RadMenu just like you would use a regular asp LinkButton. If you encounter any problems, please describe in datail your scnenario and how exactly you use RadMenu and we will help you further.
All the best,
the Telerik team