Just a couple of years ago animation was used in websites just to add a little bit of flare. But now animations are being used with intent to improve designs and make the overall user experience better. This is why material design focuses heavily on the correct usage of animations. To improve UI and UX
3D is becoming more relevant in modern web design as a way to draw the user's attention and provide focus to certain elements of a website. Without comprising things like the websites color scheme or other important UI and UX elements.
More and more websites are starting to use suttle gradients to make an element more noticeable by the user. They can also be used in things like backgrounds to emphasize the secondary color of a website.
I hope you enjoyed this list of 2020 UI and UX trends. Have fun applying these to your new designs!