StrangeMatter is a clean looking GTK theme.
I completed the "StrangeMatter" theme. It's my best theme regarding the technical details (I managed to create notebooks(tab) with rounded corners on top using the pixmap engine).
It works also with older versions of GNOME/Ubuntu (not just Hardy Heron)
It looks good even with non native gtk apps (OpenOffice, FileZilla, etc.)
I suggest the font "Liberation Sans 8" as systemfont.
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The name originally stood for GNU Network Object Model Environment, though this acronym is deprecated. The GNOME project puts heavy emphasis on simplicity, usability, and making things "just work".