[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #4824: Global header CSS is not DRY

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#4824: Global header CSS is not DRY
 Reporter:  iandunn  |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  task     |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal   |  Milestone:
Component:  General  |   Keywords:
 The global header styles are duplicated in many different places, which
 makes changes time-consuming and error-prone.

 For example, adding a single menu item with a minor CSS tweak required the
 following commits:

 * [dotorg 15504]
 * https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/9247
 * https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/9248

 (not including the cachebust commits)

 That covers 6 different stylesheets from 5 different themes, 4 of which
 require build processes, across two different code repositories.

 When you add up the time it takes to track down where all the changes need
 to be made, setting up and running builds, testing, splitting up commits
 for different repos, doing separate cachebust commit/deploys, etc, the
 whole process takes a couple hours, for something that should only take 5

 I think all of the styles for the global header should be set in a single
 place, either `style/wp4.css` or `themes/pub/wporg/css`, rather than being
 spread across a growing number of themes and related files.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4824>
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