Most applications that sit on top of SharePoint share one common characteristic…they all show, or flash, the SharePoint ribbon on the page at some point. In some cases, the ribbon is welcomed, in other cases, not so much. So what can you do about it?
Unfortunately, the SharePoint ribbon isn’t something that you can just turn off, and frankly, I could argue that you really don’t want to do that since there are so many functions and tasks that you need to initiate from the ribbon. So removing the ribbon is out.
What you can do, however, is simply “hide” the SharePoint ribbon… that’s right, don’t remove it, but hide it in plain sight. The best part is there is no coding to do this, it’s all about using the settings in SharePoint to achieve your desired experience.
So what can you change?
As usual, here’s a quick overview of performing all the tasks from above on a simple Akumina Foundation site, allowing you to hide your SharePoint ribbon in plain sight.