I have no idea what is going on with the "straight across" lacing in that Valet mag link - it looks very confusing and I've never laced my shoes like that.
I use "Ian's Shoelace Site" for shoelacing methods, and my preferred methods are "straight bar lacing" and "straight easy lacing".
Hmmn.. The shoes I'm wearing right now have 5 eyelets, and they're done 'straight across' like the Valetmag website says. Seems to work for me. Granted, it's a little hazily written - not sure how I would have written it better, though.
(Though I confess I'm not sure if we mean the same thing by 'uneven eyelets').
By 5 eyelets, I mean: