Have you looked in the skinning documentation that comes with DNN? - It provides a list of tokens and the settings that you can change for them within the XML file. - Have you tried changing 'usearrows' to false?
I would suggest when you start experimenting with the solpart menu that you make extreme changes to one element at a time, this way you can learn what each part does, for instance if you add border: 10px to one of the elements you will see which part receives the border.
I don't know if it's possible to create a completely different button for each item. - It's possible to create a button for the different hover states of the mouse, eg. - as a menu link, while the mouse hovers over the link and a view for the selected item.
If your a member you can check out the DNN skin video
series of tutorials where I build a skin from start to finish, which covers configuring the solpart menu for a vertical menu.
If you wish to create a menu which does have a completely different image for each item and you are experienced with CSS, you could programme this using the House menu
- but this will be quite complex.
Here's a tip: - If you are searching round DNN sites and you find a menu that you like, you can download the CSS code and view how they created the menu effect. - To do this: - Download and install the firefox browser. http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/
and then install the web developers toolbar plugin available from here:
You can then select the CSS selection and select view CSS - this is a really useful tool for quickly learning solpart techniques.