Apologies for the trouble you had - things have changed quite a bit in the last few months and we a lot of the documentation needs to be updated. We actively working on that now.
Because things are in rapid development, the best way to demo the latest version of Stencila is via http://builds.stenci.la/stencila. Each pull request that gets merged into the
You only need the Docker image if you want have code cells in an language like R , Python or SQL. We have recently been refactoring and renaming the Docker images (to make the more modular and reproducible using Nix and to update the API for the execution contexts). You can run the latest Docker image
docker run -it -p 2100:2000 stencila/core
As you found out the Docker image doesn’t provide any user interface at the moment. But you can connect the running Docker container to the demo builds by appending
&peers=http://localhost:2100 to the URL. e.g.
Don’t hesitate to let me know if you need further information.