without code; what can I ask of a programmer of an e-commerce website

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Goal is not final answer. Keywords are great. If I increase my vocabulary then I appear smarter.

I can not test process on my own because website has changed
I can not make a test purchase on my own
and make screenshots of every page.
No contract. I do not know the entire scope of the project.
what was on the site in a previous iteration?

going through the pages of information of an e-commerce website purchase one year ago (website changed)

I am resolving a contract dispute because both parties are not really sure what is agreed to

this is a custom content management system where I do not have access to code


my role is to ask the other side for their programmer to produce screenshots of every page clicked to make a purchase

while producing this data may be difficult to the other side;
they cant just go on archive.org because website is dynamic and https
I would like to use a few words as possible to make this difficult suggest seem regular


for example;
show me the "wire frames" of the ecommerce process 1 year ago.
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No point closing the previous question - what you are asking makes no sense

You have already said the website is not the same as it was a year ago so what does what happened a year ago have any relevance on today?

Seems like you need a private conversation as it appears you cannot divulge any data publicly

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agreement was one year ago.

So I am asking for old data?
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I am not entirely clear on what you are asking here.

Did you hire somebody to create a site? And now you have a dispute about something and you no longer have access to the site?
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Dispute over what was purchased on an ecommerce site.

I never had access to code

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What are you objecting to?  There is no information provided and both Nicholas and I are confused as to what you are trying to do.

I have asked you a question in my last post and you never responded. https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29020650/without-code-what-can-I-ask-of-a-programmer-of-an-e-commerce-website.html?notificationFollowed=190873771#a42157801

> No contract. I do not know the entire scope of the project.
> I am resolving a contract dispute because both parties are not really sure what is agreed to
> Dispute over what was purchased on an ecommerce site.

If you have hired somebody to do work for you and you have no contract and both parties are not really sure what is agreed to, it's time to cut your losses and walk away or come to some mutual agreement where perhaps you pay a little more than you thought you needed to get whatever code / site there is available. Just based on how you have worded this thread and the confusion here, that may be a clue as to what the issues are with your ecommerce site.

Your take away for next time is create a written contract where you are explicit in what you want.  When I create contracts for web development, I include bullet points of pages with descriptions as well as a timeline.  The first thing on the timeline is to create either wireframe or basic html mock ups.  Once those are signed off, get another partial payment, then go to the next step in the timeline. At each step, get a sign off and payment.

We are not lawyers or mediators here and if you are in a contract dispute that will be the route to take. If you decide to go that route, keep in mind the amount you have invested so far vs how much it will cost when you bring in a 3rd party. If your investment is small, waking away and starting over may be easier.

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thanks for providing all the points.

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