I want to make a layout that looks like the contact cards in Apple's Address Book app on the Mac.
Is it ok to use a good old table for this?
Can I also include the name and the links in the table or should they be left out of the table like I have in the example below?
<h2>Aaaa Aaaaaaa</h2> <ul> <li><a href="#">Message</a></li> <li><a href="#">Call</a></li> <li><a href="#">Email</a></li> </ul> <table> <tr> <td>mobile</td> <td>987 65 432</td> </tr> <tr> <td>email</td> <td>firstname.lastname@example.org</td> </tr> <tr> <td>address</td> <td>Street 7<br>12345 City<br>Country</td> </tr> </table>
Table or dl
A table would be fine. However, the way you've structured your example is incorrect. You appear to be basing your structure on how you want the entry to appear.
A table is a structure for tabular data. Each row in a table belongs to the same record, with each cell being a field entry for that record. Every cell in a column belongs to the same field, e.g. email address.
Better, I think, would be the the dl element. You will have more freedom in its structure and freedom to vary its appearance.