I'm currently looking for a neat way to preview content before it gets set live. The ideal setup would be to have a status "draft" that is shown on the frontend to super-admin and maybe other CMS user groups if setup.
I've played with the live look feature but I think it would be nicer to switch the status parameter in the tags depending on the user logged in group_id.
The problem I have come up against is the parsing order.
This post looks like its doing exactly what I want http://themetaq.com/articles/a-better-way-to-preview-entries-in-expressionengine but couldn't get this to work.
I want to keep this as out of the box as possible, rather than a using an add-on.