If an Orson project is published as a web resource, selected parts of the notebook’s content can be made browsable for visitors, with read-only permissions. The content is protected by an authentication system, together with selective permissions for different user roles.

A notebook can easily be used as the basis of a website or section of a website. This holds true both for ‘live’ projects, where content is updated on an ongoing basis, and for completed projects where Orson provides a means of creating retrospective documentation.

As Orson is open source software, it is quite straightforward to edit the contents of an Orson website, for example by adding a custom home page or removing features which aren't required.

For collaboration purposes, it will be possible in future versions to export the contents of the notebooks and make them available to others to load into their own version of Orson.