I thought that make died a quiet death some years ago, at least for the web-guys. Now I started compiling a few web pages based upon Markdown - but how to automate the process of compiling markdown to html??
make to the rescue - It even contains a nice makefile template for the job... The first time I use perl for myself :-)
(I know, I shouldn't do such things in my holiday... but it's rainy and the children enjoy getting wet'n sandy jumping down the dunes)