Was making a light and simple theme, ran out of ideas how to make it not boring, gawped at various websites for inspiration and ended up doing an OMG! Ubuntu theme! I think the site's colour scheme translates really well into a shell user interface. No remorse. No regrets.
Tested on the brand new Ubuntu Gnome 12.10: [link]
(which is completely void of Ubuntu branding (it looks like fedora), so my next project is a Quantal theme trying to bring Unity aesthetics to Gnome Shell.)
PS: Hope it's OK copyright wise, it's a tribute innit and I'm not making money off it
- Nov 22, 2012: Thanks to feedback on the blog I have changed (almost) all the BRIGHT WHITE backgrounds (#fefefe) to WHITE NOISE (tiled noisy white image). Hopefully easier on the eyes.
- Nov. 5, 2012: Improved toggle-on and summary menus.