WARNING GNOME 3.14 USERS:
This theme is based on Gnome 3.16 which is slightly different than 3.14, so if you apply this theme on your 3.14 system, many UI elements might not look the same as on these screenshots. Please update to Gnome 3.16 if your distro supports it in order to get the full look and feel.
A cleaned up and simplified Gnome Shell 3.16 theme inspired by GTK's dark theme layout and color scheme.
What has been themed?
Everything except the login screen as I haven't got the slightest idea of how to work with .gresource files, so this theme has to be run from the user directory and does not affect Gnome's login screen.
Useful Gnome Shell Extensions and add-ons that further compliment the look and feel:
(Custom Styling of the Top Bar)
(The annoying legacy message tray on the bottom has been removed in this theme, so this one comes pretty much in handy)
(The shell theme uses FreeSans as a font as it compliments better the clean looks; on Fedora it comes pre-installed by default, not sure about other distros, so here's the link to it; also would be nice to set it up as an interface font as well by using Gnome Tweak Tool in order to make everything more coherent [FreeSans Bold 13 points for Window Titles, FreeSans Regular 11 points for interface type])
Install Gnome Tweak Tool and enable the User Themes extension: https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/19/user-themes/.
Go to Appearance->Shell Theme and browse for the downloaded .zip file. The theme will get installed and you have to select it from the drop down list.
1 year ago
Gnome 3.16 introduced something called symbolic app icons when they are active in the top bar, and of course, ONLY the apps that come bundled with it have them. Since I despise inconsistency, removed the symbolic icon for all apps.