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I've done some more research and found...
1. The sign in screen is easily by-passed by making the Guest account as the only account with the Instant Web Publishing extended privilege enabled. All this is via File/Manage/Security. All web users get automatically loged in with the Guest account and subsequently they do not see the login page. Result!
2. Getting rid of the status bar is partially achieved by writing a script that hides and locks the toolbars. Except that there is a little triangle (5px) on the left of the colapsed toolbar that when you click it opens it up. So it seems the 'lock' bit of the script is over ruled. Once in they can see all records and as I'm wanting to use it as a form. More work needs to be done to restrict it. See next point.
3. A third thing that has arisen is that any guest goes to the 1st record. I want them to go to a new blank record. So maybe I've got to get them land on a page with a button that then creates a new record. Seems a bit clumpy. I'll investigate more.
I'm now feeling abit of a plonker. But if others are asking this question I've then found the answers for them.
I had assumed that you couldn't have an opening script but you can. Isn't FileMaker great! They think of everything. This means that 'on opening' I can run a script that hides the toolbar and creates a new record. So all my issues over them seeing more than one record and it not being a simple interface is resolved.
It also seems that by running a hide toolbar script on opening you don't get the little triangle appear. Result!