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.

In a web context, some parts of the notebook software can be hidden from end viewers. For example, you might want to just present viewers with a list of pages, rather than giving them free access to all the individual notebook entries.

In this way, a notebook can be easily 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.

For collaboration purposes, it's also possible to export the contents of the notebook and make them available to others to load into their own notebooks.