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Tool bench
Keeping your new WordPress website up to date with the most current versions of WordPress and installed plugins is extremely important yet often overlooked. WordPress continues to evolve with more possibilities and a better and more efficient user experience. And as a result new versions of software, plugins, and themes show up to keep pace with these improvements. Failure to stay up to date with all the latest versions might not create a huge problem in the beginning, but could result in something catastrophic left unattended over a significant length of time. And let’s not forget spam comments…

How easy is it to see just one available update and a few spam comments and think, “Ah, that’s not much, I’ll deal with it tomorrow.” Answer: Too easy. Then tomorrow comes and the same scenario repeats itself again and again and again, etc. Pretty soon it becomes complete overwhelming and may even have reached the point where something is compromising the site. That’s not good.

We know that our Clients are busy. And we know that keeping a website completely up to date and free of clutter is sometimes the last thing our Clients want to think about. That’s why we’ve developed a new Website Maintenance Plan exclusively for our Clients. We made your site and we want to keep it as fresh, up to date, and bug free as it was on launch day.

Here’s what the plan covers:

  • Edit, revise, update, or create new textual content
  • Install and customize new widgets and/or update existing third-party widgets
  • Create additional portfolio items
  • Consultation and guidance on use of the website and general WordPress usage
  • Ensure WordPress, plugins, and theme are up to date with their most current versions

So basically, for anything short of a complete redesign or realignment, we’ve got you covered.

Pricing: Get a year’s worth of coverage (and peace of mind) for just $120.

Questions or want to get started? Drop us a line!


So, hey, looks like this is a small business or something. Yes, that’s exactly what it is. Over the years I’ve done web design work for some of my close friends, people who’ve helped me out, and for a handful of my own projects. It’s something I enjoy doing and thought it was about time to go legit on the business end. So, there you have it, Big Ring Creative.

While website work will likely be BRC’s flagship service, we have also more than dabbled in a variety of other forms of digital media, such as podcasts and short videos. Hey, you can check some of that work out too in the portfolio.

The overarching thing we shoot for with any work we do is simplicity—minimalist design is beautiful—and functionality. A website should not only look good, but it should also be easy to use. As our tag line says, this is a “small batch” operation, meaning we try to create the highest quality work for our clients. There’s one very important distinction we want to make with our small batch/whiskey analogy: when we say quality, we don’t mean you spend a fortune. Quite the contrary. We are committed to providing clients with the highest quality product for the lowest possible price. Why? Because this is fun. Simple as that. Really.

So what’s with “Big Ring”? As you may have deduced, it’s an allusion to cycling. I’m a competitive cyclist and love cycling. For cyclists, the “big ring” is a metaphor for going big and taking it to the limit. Though we bike racers love to romanticize cycling, the big ring trope can be applied to life as well. I’m not a half-ass kind of guy, which is why I find it meaningful.


We present THE FIRST

As we’ve finally gotten our act together and decided that having a little web design and digital media company is a good idea, we’ve mined the archives for stuff we did and that would look kind of handsome in our portfolio. And actually, the site we did for Metro Gallery turns out to be the first site we consider part of the business. So, yeah, it’s the first! Maybe it’s a bad idea to let this cat out of the bag, but I actually turned this around in less than 24 hours. BUT, Sarah Williams, Metro’s proprietor, was SUPER prepared and knew exactly what she wanted. I like that. Again, it’s always great to help really awesome people out, especially those who have helped me out so much over the years and who do so much to enrich Baltimore’s cultural life. Check out the site!

Site by Big Ring Creative


When my friends told me they were opening a new bike shop in Baltimore—in my neighborhood, no less—and asked me if I’d be willing to make a website for them the answer was a no-brainer. I obviously love cycling and I love doing work for people who have a passion for their craft or their business or their whatever. The guys at Twenty20 are the most knowledgable, professional, and courteous dudes in Baltimore. It’s been exciting to watch the shop continue to grow and flourish since they opened just a little over a year ago. I’m glad to have had a small part in helping to get the shop off the ground. Check it out!

Website redesign for Twenty20 Cycling Company

Site by Big Ring Creative