With Google Sites it is possible to create rich web pages easily, collect all your information in one place and also control who can view and edit this info. There are numerous templates available, which can be adapted to suit most requirements.
1. Is it possible to use with a Standard Google Account login? Yes but created sites will be stored on the Google domain. If you require these on your own domain, then a Google Apps subscription is necessary.
2. Is it easy to use? Is user friendly and can be used to setup and update an entire website, without use of specialist applications such as Dreamweaver etc.There is quite a bit of work involved in setting up a project based site (even with the provided template) since interaction between various google apps (docs,calendar etc) is necessary and templates are needed for each project related document. Once configured and structured according to your project needs, it is very easy to use.
3. Features available that can assist project management tasks? As you can see from the screenshot above, the provided Project wiki from Google Sites can make your project management tasks a bit easier, allowing you to define your project, project team, timelines, time tracking, deadlines and benchmarks online. As some functions interact with Google Calendar and Docs, it is crucial to ensure correct configuration, especially when it comes to permissions. The use of Google Sites allows you to integrate your related activities in Google Calendar, Groups (for discussions) and Docs into one easily viewed area.