So I upgraded to 3.1 now I have a white band above the header of my website in the frontend when I'm logged in, I know this should be the control menu, but just a white band :-(
you are correct, that is for the admin bar. add this code to functions.php to disable the admin bar if you wish
if you want to use it then check your source for
If so, then the output is good, After that, it may be css or js conflicts perhaps
If you have the white band, but no menu, you are most likely missing the
From the bottom of your footer.php, should be just above
http://voodoopress.com/2011/02/wordpress-3-1-admin-bar-upgrade-issues/ is a post I'm keeping up to date as I come across things to help people with the admin bar.