Looks pretty darn good from here, too. IE8 with compatibility mode on- and off, seems consistent, and it seems to look the same as it does in FF.
The only thing I want to say (critically speaking) is that you are going to find that presentation may be something of an evolutionary process for a while. Right now you seem to have some solid ideas. Keep expanding on that and think of it as a refining process that includes solid and well organized content, minimal graphics that fit your layout well, and color schemes with a contrast that will allow your visitors to become your followers. You're off to a good start.
I do have to say, that is the most creative adaptation of the Suffusion theme that I have seen to date.