2015-05-03 22:50 GMT+02:00 Whatamidoing (WMF)/Sherry Snyder <ssnyder@wikimedia.org>:
Also, the tip has diverged significantly from the original, and I think it has diverged for the worse.  

It has not diverged sensibly: did  you read the original post, which also gives very clear reasons that are still valid today (accessibility, content indexing for search engines...).
It is now even better than this old post, not "worse".