There are many cases where dynamic web page generation is not required, and where classic web content management applications are too much effort to install or to manage. To expose Domino servers to the web is also a security issue, especially for smaller environments. For these use cases, an offline content management tool is useful, and developing it as Notes application makes it user-friendly and easy to manage.

Webber operates by applying templates to content documents, both implemented as Notes documents. The content is formatted using Markdown, a very simple document formatting language derived from the way simple text files are often formatted. Web page menus are dynamically generated, using CSS formatted tables. Additional files like .css files, images, PHP files etc. can be attached to the content documents and, in the case of images, included in the HTML output.

Extended features of Markdown are supported, like tables or integration of LaTeX formatted mathematical formulas via the KaTeX javascript library. In version 1.2, support of html Forms has been added, to simplify the generation of response or ordering forms.

There is no approval process implemented, and also no versioning or logging, as those were not a requirement up to now. The output package has to be deployed manually to the web server.