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Omit Needless Elements was inspired by rule #17 from The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. (In case you haven’t read it yet, rule #17 is omit needless words. Also, it’s rule #13 in the original.)

Though I don’t always heed the advice given, I’ve developed quite a fondness for simplicity. In that vein, Omit Needless Elements is pretty much a bare bones two column fluid WordPress theme. It uses the standard blue underlined text for links, large-sized serif font, and no images. In other words, it’s pretty darn close to a sandbox theme.

Omit Needless Elements has WordPress widget support, which means you can alter the sidebar from your admin panel if you have the plugin installed. If the plugin isn’t installed or enabled, the default sidebar will display. Omit Needless Elements has been checked in the most recent (stable) versions of IE, Netscape, and Firefox, and the (X)HTML/CSS is W3C validated.

Please be sure to read the theme use before downloading and using this theme. If you spot any bugs or have suggestions for improvement, feel free to leave a comment.

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