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In this article we present a model for 2-Layer Interface Paradigm (2LIP). 2LIP is an approach for designing simple yet interactive 3D web applications, an attempt to marry advantages of 3D experience with the advantages of the narrative structure of hypertext. The hypertext information, together with graphics, and multimedia, is presented semi-transparently on the foreground layer. It overlays the 3D representation of the information displayed in the background of the interface. We describe implementations of the 2LIP model: 2LIPGarden (HTML context) and Copernicus (wiki context). We want to show that our model can be easily employed to the existing web infrastructure.