sober – Makes appearance of standard styles more "sober"
The package makes headings less overbearing, and reduces the size of various skips (notably those around headings, and within and around lists).
Similar effects are achieved, in a more satisfactory fashion, in some of the classes in the ntgclass collection.
Maybe you are interested in the following packages as well.
- fancychapters: Chapters with quotations
- pos-at: Position things at absolute positions on the page
- texilikechaps: Format chapters with a texi-like format
- cropmrks: Add crop marks to a Plain TeX document