Today when I walked into the office I was greeted with a request to position the ribbon at the top of the page in our Sharepoint Intranet branding in such a way that it:-
A. Does not obscure the branding B. Does not require any white space below its position in order to function
C. Disable the ribbon completely from users.
My gut feeling is that A. and B. are not feasible/will cause issues as the ribbon has fixed positioning. E.G. http://www.greggalipeau.com/2011/01/28/a-better-enhanced-sharepoint-2010-floating-ribbon/
I've tried doing some research on option C. and am struggling to find any concrete opinion either way in regards to if removing the ribbon is good or bad. So I am looking for any experiences or guidance on if an intranet Sharepoint implementation without the ribbon control is a good idea or not? what issues should I be aware of? My initial reaction is that it is a bad idea and will cause a plethora of issues.
Thanks in advance for any answers submitted.
Im happy to add any more details if I have left anything out of my question.